One that advocates the exclusion of another or others, as from having or exercising a right or privilege.

ex·clu′sion·ism n.
ex·clu′sion·ist, ex·clu′sion·is′tic adj.
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(ɪkˈsklu ʒəˌnɪz əm)

the principle or policy of exclusion, as from rights.
ex•clu′sion•ist, n., adj.
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the doctrine or practice of excluding certain groups or individuals from enjoyment of certain rights or privileges. — exclusionist, n.
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South commentators to characterize the region's profound insularity and self-examination, an introspective exclusionism that typifies the privileged white male's desire as well as (as some critics concede) those of the marginalized racial and gendered others also struggling to adopt self-defined identities.
(15) And when Jane Eisner decries Islam for failing to "master modernity," she presumes a truly modern religion would be a "nonsectarian belief in the freedom of the individual to think, speak, and act in his or her best interests." (16) Fish's rejoinder to Eisner is that "She is not, as she would have it, defending all beliefs against an intolerant exclusionism but attacking belief in general, at least as it commits you to the truth of a conviction or the imperative of an action.
(10.) In "Postmodern Blackness," bell hooks argues that this same linguistic exclusionism exists within and is a fundamental shortcoming of postmodern theory.
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Her idea of the utopian impulse is that of a driving urge to confront and overturn exclusionism. The exploration of the driving concept of "I" and her struggle to place utopias within a space parallels the examination of where feminist theory, critical race theory, and social transition fit within both history and utopian logic.
Women Of Color In Contemporary Canadian Literature (1994), an anthology of writings edited by Makeda Silvera, deals with the idea of exclusionism in the publishing and cult ural industry.