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Multiculturalism vs. Pluralism

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Multiculturalismnoun

The characteristics of a society, city etc. which has many different ethnic or national cultures mingling freely; political or social policies which support or encourage such coexistence.

Pluralismnoun

The quality or state of being plural, or in the plural number.

Multiculturalismnoun

the doctrine that several different cultures (rather than one national culture) can co-exist peacefully and equitably in a single country

Pluralismnoun

(ecclesiastical) The state of a pluralist; the holding of more than one ecclesiastical living at a time.

Multiculturalism

The term multiculturalism has a range of meanings within the contexts of sociology, political philosophy, and colloquial use. In sociology and in everyday usage, it is a synonym for , with the two terms often used interchangeably, and for cultural pluralism in which various ethnic groups collaborate and enter into a dialogue with one another without having to sacrifice their particular identities.

‘ethnic pluralism’;

Pluralismnoun

(sociology) A social system that permits smaller groups within a society to maintain their individual cultural identities.

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Pluralismnoun

(politics) The belief that there should be diverse and competing centers of power in society.

Pluralismnoun

(politics) The acknowledgement of a diversity of political systems.

Pluralismnoun

(law) The existence of differing legal systems in a population or area.

Pluralismnoun

(philosophy) The belief that values can be simultaneously antagonistic and incommensurable.

Pluralismnoun

The quality or state of being plural, or in the plural number.

Pluralismnoun

The state of a pluralist; the holding of more than one ecclesiastical living at a time.

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Pluralismnoun

the doctrine that reality consists of several basic substances or elements

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