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primordialism

(praɪˈmɔːdɪəlɪzəm)
n
another word for primordiality
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primordialism

a devotion to the conditions which existed at the beginning of creation.
See also: Evolution
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(5) See Terry Martin, "Modernization and neo-Traditionalism: Ascribed nationality and Soviet Primordialism," in Stalinism: New Directions, ed.
Francine Hirsch's work on the role of ethnologists and local elites in the construction of identity referents, as well as Ronald Suny's on primordialism in Soviet national identities and Yuri Slezkine's on "ethnophilia" in Soviet science, have shed new light on the tight bond between the political environment, the development of the social sciences, and the articulation of discourses on identity.
Eschewing the methodology of more recent studies of political ideologies that focus on the process of making ideas, techniques for manipulating public opinion, and the "dialogue" between government and society, (5) Pipes professes a kind of political primordialism: the idea of autocracy was an inherent feature of Russians; it was not made or invented but inherent and preconditioned by the specifics of Russian state power and culture.
(12) Terry Martin, "Modernization or Neo-Traditionalism: Ascribed Nationality and Stalinist Primordialism," in Stalinism: New Directions, ed.
Ethnicity and identity are thus not fixed but continually moving between primordialism and situationalism and evolving in a spiral fashion.
Such mythologization is not an unchanging static primordialism (basic to the representations of whites, a type of self-recursive understanding reflecting European notions of history and time).
(24) Ethnic identity as I used here is defined by a synthesis of primordialism and situationalism.
Ascribed Nationality and Soviet Primordialism," in Russian Modernity, 161-82; Matthew Lenoe, Closer to the Masses: Stalinist Culture, Social Revolution, and Soviet Newspapers (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2004), 4-7, 249-54; Lenoe, "In Defense of Timasheff's Great Retreat," Kritika 5, 4 (2004): 721-30.
Primordialism is generally applied to ethnicity and nationalism and posits that shared culture leads to strong identity groups that see themselves as having common interests.
There was a practice of primordialism (17) known as SDM--an abbreviation of Sumber Daya Makasar (Makassar's resources) and SOS--an abbreviation of Semua Orang Sulawesi (All Sulawesi's men) (Stanley 1999, p.
At times, these exhortations carry the almost socialist ring of an incipient societal analysis in terms of poverty, labour and class rather than privilege, race, primordialism and colonialism; however, sooner or later they, too, turn into evocations of a self-imposed communal or ethnic isolation.
Equally central to Romantic thinking was a preoccupation with the musical primordialism of language.