Multiculturalism Key Words

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Ethnocultural nationalism
A form of nationalism that is fuelled primarily by a keen sense of ethnic and cultural distinctiveness and the desire to preserve it
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Concociationalism
A form of power sharing involving a close association amongst a number of parties of political formations, typically used in deeply divided societies
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Eurocentricism
The application of values and theories drawn from European culture to other groups and peoples, implying a biased or distorted viewpoint
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Culture
Beliefs, values and practices that are passed on from one generation to the next through learning; culture is distinct from nature
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Ethnicity
A sentiment of loyalty towards a particular population, cultural group or territorial area; bonds that are cultural rather than racial
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Positive discrimination
Preferential treatment towards a group designed to compensate its members for past disadvantage or structural inequality
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Collectivism
A belief that human ends are best achieved through collaborative or collective effort, highlighting the importance of social groups
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Value pluralism
The theory that there is no single, overriding conception of the 'good life', but rather a number of competing and equally legitimate conceptions
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Hybridity
A condition of social and cultural mixing in which people develop multiple identities
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Assimilation
The process through which immigrant communities lose their cultural distinctiveness by adjusting to the values, allegiances and lifestyles of the 'host' society
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