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  1. Feb 2019
    1. “Constitutional patriotism” means cultural pluralism: “a constitutional integration-policy is incompatible with the legal obligation upon immigrants of a different origin to subject their life-style to an all-inclusive majority culture. Rather, it demands the differentiation between a majority culture rooted in the country and a political culture embracing all citizens equally.” (reference)

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  2. Dec 2018
    1. Pluralist designs are likely to be more human-centered than universalizing designs simply because “human” is too rich, too diverse, and too complex a category to bear a universal solution. Pluralist design en-courages an alternative sensibility to design, foregrounding questions of cultural difference, encouraging a constructive engagement with diversity, and embracing the margins both to be more inclusive and to benefit from the marginal as resources for design solutions.

      Qualities of pluralist design

    2. A key feminist strategy is to denaturalize normative conven-tions, both exposing their constructedness as human dis-courses situated in socio-political institutions and exploring alternative approaches. A related strategy is to investigate and even nurture the marginal, for here alternatives to nor-malizing discourses are often most visible. The quality of pluralism refers to design artifacts that resist any single, totalizing, or universal point of view.

      Definition of pluralism -- a characteristic of feminist HCI

      Resists a universal point of view which imposes a Western perspective on technology design and norms of use

  3. Aug 2018
    1. He has no interest in the solution that liberals typically adopt to accommodate diversity: pluralism and multiculturalism.

      Interesting to see an IndieWeb principle pop up here! How do other parts dovetail perhaps? What about other movements?