(Especially of a people, an idea, or a culture) not absorbed or integrated into a wider society or culture.
- Future generations will inherit a tangle of rancorous, unassimilated, squabbling cultures with no common bond to hold them together, and a certain guarantee of the death of this nation as a harmonious ‘melting pot.’
- The mystery left unanswered is why Germany doesn't take the simpler, more obvious step - allowing immigration, but denying immigrants the welfare benefits that support an unassimilated opposition culture.
- In this instance, what is internalized also persists unassimilated; Keats is absorbed in material he claims to have incorporated, relying on the tale of a Fall precisely when he attempts to displace it.
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- Against middle-class nirvana, we have working-class protest; against the romance of hetero-normative assimilation, we have the resistant strains of unassimilable difference.
- This is especially the case when immigrants are aggressively unassimilable.
- In many ways, she came to embody what I came to consider my ‘Chineseness’ - that foreign, unassimilable, independent core.
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