Co-culturation, a tool for rethinking interethnic relations: Gypsy case studies

By Bernard Formoso


This article discusses how cultural and intercultural productions combine to examine nested ethnic identities and their articulation in the context of plural societies. The author coins the concept “co-culturation” to describe the cross-cultural exchanges and partnerships that structure interethnic relations, and the forms of intercultural matching or merging that ensue. A typology of the processes of co-culturation is developed based on case studies of Gypsies.


  • ethnicity
  • culture
  • co-culturation
  • acculturation
  • Gypsies
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