The actual movement
of individuals, who have already
adopted the idea
, who carry it to a new locale, where they proceed to disseminate it. Religion
frequently spreads this way. For example, the migration of Christianity
an settlers who came to
There are two types of relocation diffusion
- a form of acculturation in which the exchange of culture
is equal, both cultures function as source
s and adopters. The dominant
culture contributes certain qualities to the smaller or weaker
culture and also can adopt certain aspects of the weaker culture.
For example, when the Spanish overthrew the Aztec kingdom
, Spanish culture prevailed in religion and the introduction of new crops. Aztec influences
were absorbed into the Spanish culture also by means of Aztec motif in the architecture
. Plus, Aztec crops were also brought back to Spain.
- an innovation originate
s somewhere and is adopted briefly, but by the time is has
diffused to other areas it has already lost its strength in the area in which it originated. Thus, there is no stable core
An example is influenza
which might originate
but by the time it reaches North America
it has already faded away in China.