American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A sociopolitical policy, especially in the United States in the 19th century, favoring the interests of established inhabitants over those of immigrants.
- n. The reestablishment or perpetuation of native cultural traits, especially in opposition to acculturation.
- n. Philosophy The doctrine that the mind produces ideas that are not derived from external sources.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In philosophy, the doctrine of innate ideas; the view that sensation is not the sole source of knowledge, but that the mind possesses ideas or at least forms of thought and perception that are innate. See innate.
- n. In United States politics, the program of the Native American party (which see, under American).
- n. a policy of favoring native-born inhabitants over immigrants
- n. the policy of perpetuating the culture of the natives of a colonised country
- n. philosophy the doctrine that some skills or abilities are innate and not learned
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The disposition to favor the native inhabitants of a country, in preference to immigrants from foreign countries.
- n. (Philos.) The doctrine of innate ideas, or that the mind possesses forms of thought independent of sensation.
- n. (philosophy) the philosophical theory that some ideas are innate
- n. the policy of perpetuating native cultures (in opposition to acculturation)
- native + -ism (Wiktionary)
“The Post that worries that “Mr. Goode was evidently napping in class the day they taught the traditional American values of tolerance, diversity and religious freedom,” but point out that his “dimwitted outburst of nativism is nothing new.””
“Mr. Goode's dimwitted outburst of nativism is nothing new.”
“He would not have understood the word nativism, hell I never heard of it until today.”
“I think it's a stretch to identify hostility to bilingualism as "nativism" - it's rooted in sound public policy concerns, and in any event, if you'll forgive a detour into the personal, I'm opposed to bilingualism, and it would be awkward for you to be stuck in the position of suggesting an immigrant is a nativist.”
“That doesn’t mean catering to their ignorant nativism is the right thing to do.”
“Lincoln focused exclusively on the issue of slavery in new states, ignoring the wedge issues of the day: infrastructure (then called "internal improvements"), immigration (then called nativism), or drugs”
“Also, the notion of nativism implicit in everything you say.”
“However, warns Brzezinski, this increasing internationalization of elites "could create a dangerous gap between them and the politically activated masses, whose 'nativism' - exploited by more nationalist political leaders - could work against the 'cosmopolitan' elites." [”
“When are the effects of racism and "nativism" going to be dealt with in a way that will unite rather than further divide our society?”
“Tea Party" joins a long line of white "nativism" and so-called conservatism.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘nativism’.
Matters of human exceptionalism, exclusivity, and 'types of'. (It's a sister list to "Name-Calling Humans".)
Words that we will encounter during our study of immigration!
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