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culture of prejudice

Definition of Culture of Prejudice

(noun) The theory that prejudice is inherent in culture and a form of social repression sustained through fear and ignorance.

Culture of Prejudice Pronunciation

  • IPA Pronunciation
    • American English
      • /ˈkəltʃər əv ˈprɛdʒədəs/
      • /ˈkəltʃər ə ˈprɛdʒədəs/
    • British English
      • /ˈkʌltʃə ɒv ˈprɛdʒᵿdɪs/
      • /ˈkʌltʃə əv ˈprɛdʒᵿdɪs/
      • /ˈkʌltʃə ə ˈprɛdʒᵿdɪs/
  • Syllabification: (cul·ture of prej·u·dice)

Usage Note

  • Plural: cultures of prejudice

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Works Consulted

Griffiths, Heather, Nathan Keirns, Eric Strayer, Susan Cody-Rydzewski, Gail Scaramuzzo, Tommy Sadler, Sally Vyain, Jeff Bry, Faye Jones. 2016. Introduction to Sociology 2e. Houston, TX: OpenStax.

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Ravelli, Bruce, and Michelle Webber. 2016. Exploring Sociology: A Canadian Perspective. 3rd ed. Toronto: Pearson.

Wikipedia contributors. (N.d.) Wiktionary, The Free Dictionary. Wikimedia Foundation. (http://en.wiktionary.org).

Cite the Definition of Culture of Prejudice

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “culture of prejudice.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved October 17, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/culture-of-prejudice/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

culture of prejudice. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/culture-of-prejudice/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “culture of prejudice.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed October 17, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/culture-of-prejudice/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“culture of prejudice.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 17 Oct. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/culture-of-prejudice/>.