Cultural imperialism refers to the process in which a dominant political or economical community imposes their own values and cultures upon the non dominant group. The non dominant group usually don't share the similar religion, langauge,traditions ,customs and other aspects that are shared amongst the dominant group and which are imposed over them even though the two may be existing within the one political and economical system. The dominant group wants the non dominant group to adopt their ways of living.
It is Robert Merton. Merton's hypothesis of aberrance comes from his 1938 investigation of the connection between culture, structure, and anomie. Merton characterizes culture as a "sorted out arrangement of regularizing esteems overseeing conduct which is basic to individuals from an assigned society or gathering".