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Definition of Domestic Group

(noun) An alternative term or concept instead of family or household as the basic unit of society.

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Usage Notes

  • Plural: domestic groups
  • The term “domestic group” attempts to replace the terms family and household, which are problematic because of the difficulty in defining them while avoiding stereotypical assumptions.

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ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “domestic group.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved August 22, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/domestic-group/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

domestic group. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/domestic-group/

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

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “domestic group.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed August 22, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/domestic-group/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“domestic group.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 22 Aug. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/domestic-group/>.