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Syncretism and modern culture

Had syncretism not occurred in the Americas, how might modern culture be different?

I have done some research on the word syncretism and have a little understanding of what it is, but need help creating at least 2 paragraphs to answer this question.

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Remember - we here at Brain mass cannot answer these questions for you. I can only give you some sources and basic ideas that you can use to construct an answer on your own.

http://worldhistoryconnected.press.illinois.edu/4.1/lindenfeld.html and
http://roxborogh.com/syncretism.htm
http://www.nyu.edu/classes/keefer/joe/simon1.html
http://www.shibboleths.net/1/1/Brandon,Ed.pdf

Syncretism is the mixing of certain ideas in culture or religion. It is a constant borrowing among different traditions that will eventually create a new group, tradition or idea.

It is based on the concept of diversity - the more people live together who are different, the more they will borrow from one another.

The whole early 20th century American concept of the melting pot is syncretistic --- people from different parts of the globe fit ...

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Syncretism and modern culture is examined.

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