Mainstream vs Assimilationism - What's the difference?

mainstream | assimilationism |


As nouns the difference between mainstream and assimilationism

is that mainstream is mainstream while assimilationism is the policy or practice of the assimilation of immigrant or other minority cultures into a mainstream culture.

mainstream

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Used or accepted broadly rather than by a tiny fraction of a population or market.
  • They often carry stories you won't find in the mainstream media.

    Synonyms

    * (used or accepted broadly) common, usual, widespread, conventional

    Coordinate terms

    * fringe

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • That which is common; the norm.
  • His ideas were well outside the mainstream , but he presented them intelligently, and we were impressed if not convinced.

    Derived terms

    *mainstreamism

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To educate (a disabled student) together with non-disabled students.
  • Mainstreaming''' has become more common in recent years, as studies have shown that many '''mainstreamed''' students with mild learning disabilities learn better than their non-'''mainstreamed counterparts.
  • To popularize, to normalize, to render .
  • assimilationism

    English

    Noun

    (-)
  • The policy or practice of the assimilation of immigrant or other minority cultures into a mainstream culture.
  • *2002 , , The Great Nation , Penguin 2003, p. 558:
  • *:The model of regenerative assimilationism which the Revolutionaries displayed towards the Jews was evident in regard to other groupings whose commitment to the patriotic cause was for whatever reason in doubt.