Indigenization vs Multiculturalism - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between indigenization and multiculturalism

is that indigenization is the fact of making something more native; transformation of some service, idea etc to suit a local culture, especially through the use of more indigenous people in administration, employment etc while multiculturalism is 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.

indigenization

Noun

  • The fact of making something more native; transformation of some service, idea etc. to suit a local culture, especially through the use of more indigenous people in administration, employment etc.
  • *2009 , (Diarmaid MacCulloch), A History of Christianity , Penguin 2010, p. 709:
  • *:An early attempt at what might now be called indigenization occurred in one of the first forts which the Portuguese built on the West African coast, Fort St George of Elmina, in what is now Ghana.
  • The capability to manufacture a product, or supply a service independently within a country instead of relying on foreign manufactures or suppliers.
  • See also

    *globalization

    multiculturalism

    Noun

  • 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.
  • * 1991 , Barbara Ehrenreich, Time , 8 Apr 1991:
  • Something had to replace the threat of communism, and at last a workable substitute is at hand. "Multiculturalism ," as the new menace is known, has been denounced in the media recently as the new McCarthyism, the new fundamentalism, even the new totalitarianism -- take your choice.
  • * 2005 , David Davis MP, Daily Telegraph , 3 Aug 2005:
  • Britain has pursued a policy of multiculturalism - allowing people of different cultures to settle without expecting them to integrate into society.
  • * 2011 , "On a mat and a prayer", The Economist , 7 Apr 2011:
  • Earlier this year he said multiculturalism had “failed”, that immigrants needed to “melt” into French society, and that “we do not want ostentatious prayers in the street in France.”

    See also

    * cosmopolitan