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dominant group

Definition of Dominant Group

(noun) Any group that has more power in a society than any subordinate group.

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Pronunciation Usage Guide

Syllabification: dom·i·nant group

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International Phonetic Alphabet

  • American English – /ˈdɑmənənt grup/
  • British English – /ˈdɒmɪnənt gruːp/

Usage Note

  • Plural: dominant groups

Related Quotation

  • “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).

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Reference

Marger, Martin. 1985. Race and Ethnic Relations: American and Global Perspectives. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.

Works Consulted

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Cite the Definition of Dominant Group

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “dominant group.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved December 10, 2019 (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 December 10, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/dominant-group/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“dominant group.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 10 Dec. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/dominant-group/>.