Definition of Dominant Group
Examples of Dominant Group
- Heterosexual people.are the in the dominate group compared to gays and lesbians.
- Men are the dominate group compared to women.
Dominant Group Pronunciation
Syllabification: dom·i·nant group
- American English – /dAHm-uh-nuhnt grOOp/
- British English – /dOm-i-nuhnt grOOp/
International Phonetic Alphabet
- American English – /ˈdɑmənənt grup/
- British English – /ˈdɒmɪnənt gruːp/
- Plural: dominant groups
- “Where ethnic groups are racially defined, relations among them tend toward caste. Endogamy within castes is strictly enforced, and interaction between them in intimate social settings such as peer groups, clubs, neighborhoods, and so on are minimized. Subordinate castes are usually exploited occupationally by the dominant group and experience little or no change in their collective social position” (Marger 1985:37).
- institutional discrimination
- minority group
- scapegoat theory
- social construction of race
- subordinate group
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ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “dominant group.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved October 3, 2023 (https://sociologydictionary.org/dominant-group/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
dominant group. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/dominant-group/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “dominant group.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed October 3, 2023. https://sociologydictionary.org/dominant-group/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“dominant group.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 3 Oct. 2023. <https://sociologydictionary.org/dominant-group/>.