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Classification and Quantification of Cultural Basements and Elements Used in Multicultural Families

Rafikov, Kamil

Autoethnographic research for structuring personal cultural background formed in multicultural family in the period of social and economic collapse. In the process of research, the following has been discovered: a) respondent may practice regularly more than 30 cultural elements obtained from 8 cultural basements unrelated to each other; b) practiced cultural basements and elements may follow some strict numeric and categorical patterns that may have different social implications; c) cultural basements and elements considered by respondent as main may be practiced unconsciously until getting into conflicts with relatives and society; d) even minor source of information or minor detail of daily lifestyle which is insignificant at the first sight may influence adult life heavily; e) “exotic” cultures practiced by respondent may relate to his factual undocumented genetic ancestry even if amount of this ancestry does not exceed several percents.

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