a container, in which substances are mixed and melted. Pot (English: melting poet) is a term in the sociology and in the political sciences, which the assimilation and the integration of immigrants describe into the culture country. Thosedifferent cultures and values are to mix to a common integrated national culture. This term is replaced nowadays however to more and more by the term “Salad bowl”, since not all cultures are merged, but the immigrants nevertheless still value uptheir origin and culture put.
The pot beginning can form a homogeneous national culture with a strong public spirit; this beginning is not free however from problems: Immigrants, who see a their own, from which to widen most common culture different culture practice,often with substantial social adjustment pressure confronts itself. The pot beginning pushes likewise to its borders, if social groups want not to be able to be assimilated to the vorgeblich dominant culture.
In Germany the traffic-technically easily attainable city becomes particularly Cologne as example ofa pot over thousands of years seen. In the period of promoterism the city Berlin became larger on a multiple; in its history the later emperor city consisted occasionally to large parts of French, böhmischen and Austrian - usually Protestant-huguenot - emigrants. The State of Prussialikewise as a multilingual pot one sees, only by formal tolerance and economic progress different religions (catholicism in Schlesien, lutheranische population in the Altprovizen and reformed as dominant Hohenzollern), different languages (German, Polish, French, sorbisch) as well as different Ethnien (slawischeAncestor, Germanic ancestors, Swiss ancestor in Neuchâtel) to a commonwealth to connect knew.
A typical example of pot - integration strategy are the United States of America. Another integration strategy is the Canadian idea of the multi-cultural mosaic. This multi-cultureconsiders the different cultural background the population and plan the purposeful promotion of cultural practices and languages.
The metaphor melting poet became first time by Jean de Crèvecoeur in its 1782 essay Letters appeared from at American Farmerused. A common expression however it was only written by the success of the play The Melting poet, that by the Englishman Israel Zangwill and in the year 1908 in Washington, D.C. one uraufgeführt.