Nativism

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Head, Tom. "Nativism." ThoughtCo, Feb. 27, 2016, thoughtco.com/definition-of-nativism-721475. Head, Tom. (2016, February 27). Nativism. Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/definition-of-nativism-721475 Head, Tom. "Nativism." ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/definition-of-nativism-721475 (accessed September 26, 2017).

Definition: Nativism is an irrational prejudice against immigrants, and in favor of the native-born members of a particular culture. It is often associated with racism in that the targets of nativism typically belong to a different ethnic group than the perpetrators.

Also Known As: Xenophobia is often considered a synonym for nativism, but it's more of a motivation than a synonym. Xenophobia is to nativism what homophobia is to heterosexism.

Common Misspellings: nativeism

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Head, Tom. "Nativism." ThoughtCo, Feb. 27, 2016, thoughtco.com/definition-of-nativism-721475. Head, Tom. (2016, February 27). Nativism. Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/definition-of-nativism-721475 Head, Tom. "Nativism." ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/definition-of-nativism-721475 (accessed September 26, 2017).