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inclusion +‎ -ist


inclusionist (comparative more inclusionist, superlative most inclusionist)

  1. Advocating for inclusion.
    • 1920, John Packard Jordan, Cost Accounting; Principles and Practice, page 438:
      Both schools of thought on the subject of interest have the courage of their convictions. The inclusionist group thinks the inclusion of interest will accomplish certain objects. Their motives, therefore, for including interest help to explain their contentions.
    • 1996, Robert A. Hahn, Sickness and Healing: An Anthropological Perspective, page 47:
      More recently, Carr (Carr and Vitaliano 1982) has modified his earlier analysis, maintaining a position defined below as inclusionist; he refers, for example, to biological, cultural, and environmental influences and mechanisms in learning itself.
    • 2013, Eric Shyman, Beyond Equality in the American Classroom:
      This definition is indicative of what is often deemed a full inclusionist model, though uses more mild language than that of other full inclusionists such as Lorna Idol.
  2. (Wiktionary and WMF jargon) Describing a wiki user who tends to favor the inclusion of questionable articles.
    • 2008, Phoebe Ayers, How Wikipedia Works: And how You Can be a Part of it, page 350:
      Regardless, the inclusionist view that all processes are supposed to operate case by case rather than determining whether broad topic areas should be included continues to prevail, though this view is subject to great debate, especially in areas of popular culture.
    • 2011, Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Planned Obsolescence: Publishing, Technology, and the Future of the Academy:
      Recent controversies between the so-called “deletionist” and “inclusionist” Wikipedians, as well as the brief brouhaha around the introduction of flagged and patrolled edits, commplicate Anderson's model a bit, of course, but the focus remains on the evaluation of content rather than contributors.
    • 2016, Nicholas Carr, Utopia Is Creepy: And Other Provocations:
      If the deletionist philosophy prevails, as I suspect it will, the inclusionist Wikipedia will be lost forever.



inclusionist (plural inclusionists)

  1. One who advocates for inclusion.
    • 1891, “The homage of Christ the King”, in The Dublin Review, page 333:
      But whether this doctrine is, or is not, taught in this verse is a contested question. Ambrose is the choragus of the Inclusionists, Œcumenius of the Exclusionists.
    • 2010, Caroline S. Clauss-Ehlers, Encyclopedia of Cross-Cultural School Psychology, page 539:
      Some experts also distinguish between inclusionists and full inclusionists. Inclusionists believe that it is the classroom teacher's responsibility to educate most students with special needs, but such inclusionists also recognize the importance of providing a continuum of services (i.e., making sure that a variety of separate and more restrictive settings are available for those students who may need them).
    • 2005, J. Phillip Thompson III, Double Trouble: Black Mayors, Black Communities, and the Call for a Deep Democracy:
      Marable lists William Julius Wilson, Henry Louis Gates, Thomas Sowell, and Shelby Steele as inclusionists, all associated with the black managerial and professional elite, with public-sector employees, and stable elements of urban blue-collar workers.
  2. (Wiki jargon, of a wiki user) A person who expresses inclusionist sentiments.
    • 2008, The Economist, page 56:
      But the proliferation of rules, and the fact that select Wikipedians have learnt how to handle them to win arguments, now represents a danger, says Andrew Lih, a former deletionist who is now an inclusionist, and who is writing a book about Wikipedia.
    • 2012, Nicholson Baker, The Way the World Works, page 204:
      In September 2007, Jimbo Wales, Wikipedia's panjandrum — himself an inclusionist who believes that if people want an article about every Pokemon character, then hey, let it happen — posted a one-sentence stub about Mzoli's []
    • 2014, Dariusz Jemielniak, Common Knowledge?: An Ethnography of Wikipedia, page 23:
      The deepest philosophical divide among Wikipedians is between the inclusionists (editors believing that Wikipedia, as a digital resource, should not be limited by traditional encyclopedia constraints and should cover as wide an array of topics as possible) and the exclusionists (editors believing that Wikipedia should apply criteria about the notability of described phenomena as strictly as any other encyclopedia and that the virtue of sensible exclusion increases the project's quality).

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