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nativism

A term referring to the philosophy that certain elementary ideas are innate to the human psyche and need not be gained through experience.

nativism

The belief that knowledge or behaviour is inborn. See empiricism; nativist theory.
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Constructed as the receptacle of inferior genes, as well as a figure of excessive and preternaturally fecund sexuality, the immigrant mother was overdetermined in nativist writings as a racial threat.
The book suggests that several factors led to the unraveling of both nativist admiration for the Irish and of Irish optimism about the war and what it might do for them.
Nativist hysteria is a recurring theme in American history where some ethnic group or other is blamed for failures in the economy.
Religious and social tensions between the Nativist Party and recent Irish Catholic immigrants in the West Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, culminated in three days of riots in May 1844.
Against Nativists who said Catholics destroy the spirit of liberty, McGee argued that it was the Catholic respect for authority that could save the good in the American Republic from the corruption of demagoguery and agnosticism.
Opposing the border fence helps him with these voters, but it hurts him with nativist Tea Party types.
Part of this shift included a Japanist or nativist impulse apparent in a wide variety of intellectual and political endeavors.
Not only did Protestant clergy and powerful laymen express nativist impulses, so did presidents such as Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson, and academics, including the famous frontier historian, Frederick Jackson Turner.
In a handful of Southern and Western states, Republican governors and lawmakers are vowing to replicate Arizona's harshly nativist law or go even further with bills that would outlaw the presence of undocumented immigrants or require police to screen suspects for immigration status -- or both.
As British, American, and German cultures projected their hostilities outward and toward a perceived foreign antagonist, they also organized nativist movements to purge themselves of domestic minority groups that had any affiliation to such foreign influences.
In India, modern art-historical scholarship has argued for a modernism that involved westernization and a return to nativist origins--a search labelled indigenous.
In the first chapter, Ming-yan Lai focuses on development in Taiwan, as she examines "nativist literature" during the rapid economic expansion of the mid-1960s and 1970s and explores how nativist literature sought "to expose and protest about the neo-colonial nature of a development oriented towards the needs and demands of foreign capitalist powers.