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A policy of furthering cultural or racial assimilation.

as·sim′i·la′tion·ist adj. & n.


(Sociology) the theory of promoting the incorporation and mixing of different groups in society


(əˌsɪm əˈleɪ ʃəˌnɪz əm)

a policy of assimilating people from all cultures.
as•sim`i•la′tion•ist, n., adj.
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Louis Wirth and American Ethnic Studies: The Worldview of Enlightened Assimilationism, 1925-1950.
The IAM proposes that, by virtue of their vitality advantage in the country of settlement, dominant host majority members may endorse six acculturation orientations toward minorities, three of which are welcoming and include individualism, integrationism, integrationism-transformation, while three others are unwelcoming: assimilationism, segregationism and exclusionism.
Jonathan Friedman outlines two basic models of ethnic integration in his studies: assimilationism and pluralism.
An approach which would avoid, on the one hand, the distortion of local peoples and migrants, and on the other hand would waste assimilationism.
Miss Diamond's assimilationism speaks to the Jewish wish to fit into the larger culture, to be patriots who feel at home in their homeland.
His haunting epilogue elegantly warns against any rush to reaffirm an uncritical assimilationism, that blessed, early ethnic homogeneity so dear to traditional nationalists.
Historically, assimilationism sought to be homogenizing.
This is mainly due to the fact that the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), committed to Kemalist assimilationism, flatly refuses to cooperate in any form with the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP).
5) There was a shift from late-1950s and early 1960s assimilationism to the 'race' relations paradigm of the late 1960s and 1970s, embodied in four Race Relations Acts and aimed at protecting existing residents from racial discrimination.
Ellie Vasta, "From Ethnic Minorities to Ethnic Majority Policy: Multiculturalism and the Shift to Assimilationism in the Netherlands," Ethnic and Racial Studies 30, no.
In point of fact, success in maintaining their linguistic and cultural identities on the part of Puerto Ricans, Mexicans, and other Spanish-speakers is widely acknowledged as having contributed to the discrediting of assimilationism, leading the mainstream of social and political opinion in the US to accept cultural pluralism in some form.
If the Maccabees taught us anything, it's that forces of stubborn dissent are always stronger than those of modernizing assimilationism.