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Heritage consistency

This describes the degree to which ones lifestyles reflect his or her respective tribal culture (Spector, 1991). This definition helps in studying to what degree a person's lifestyle reflects the traditional culture. Heritage consistency is one way of exploring whether people are maintaining their traditional heritage and of determining the depth of a person's traditional heritage.

Sources:

Spector, R. (1991) Cultural diversity in health and illness. Appleton & Lange. East Norwalk, CN, USA.

Related terms:

Cultural identity    Valuing Diversity    Cultural knowledge    Cultural Relativism    Cultural sensitivity    Indigenous People    Multiculturalism    Stereotypes    Transcultural Health and Nursing    
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