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nativistic

adjective Referring to the doctrine that skills, behaviours and responses to environmental cues are innate rather than learned.
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This is the original blend to complete the orphic, militant, nativistic cosmopolitanism that Biodun Jeyifo links to a post-colonial position.
Nativistic sentiment is reproduced through various modes of culture and affects domestic habits and dispositions.
(31) Some years ago, Colin Leys ran counter to nativistic readings of "ethnohistory" as he pointed to slavery as the constant destiny of African regimes.
Without going into the difficult factors of the issue, we wish only to note one key point: the liberal perspective is not nativistic. Immigrants from Mexico might act as conduits by which relatively liberal ideas and sensibilities permeate Mexico.
The underlying sentiments that conservatives exploited in mobilizing popular support during the Panama Canal debate--the sensitivity to affronts to national pride, fears that distant elites were somehow selling out the national interest, the nativistic distrust of things foreign, and the powerful rhetoric of grievance and righteous indignation--are all evident in the politics of contemporary America.
Linguistic and cognitive theorists, being mentalistic as well as nativistic, seem unable to derive their own useful treatment procedures from their theories.
Radical change can stimulate almost spontaneously a range of various possible reactions to such changes-revitalization, revolution, syncretism, or the rise of extremist cults or millennarian or nativistic movements.
Identifying as "Canadian" ethnically, distinct from Canadian nationality or citizenship, might symbolize a form of nativistic sentiment or reactive ethnicity (Barth 1969; Isajiw 1993; Snipp 1997) among the native-born to distinguish themselves from immigrants, serving to reinforce ethnic group boundaries between themselves and immigrants.
Often, such a view is accompanied by nativistic assumptions about the genetic and/or prenatal hormonal contributions that are perceived to determine an individual's sexual orientation.
This time, however, it was not the government that was at the receiving end of evangelical ire: it was the Korean Cultural Campaigns Association (Hanmunhwa undonghoe), a coalition of religious and semi-religious organizations with a nativistic agenda.
This school created the ideology of territorial expansion and nativistic hostility to Catholics; nonwhites, including Native Americans; African slaves and their descendants; and those of mixed blood.
Paravar Christians remained a jati (ethnic) culture, distinctly Hindu or nativistic. Their Paravar jati thalavan (caste headman) regularly led processions of the Golden Car Festival to the Great-Mother Church.