Definition of Endogamy
Examples of Endogamy
- Nonacceptance of interracial marriage in some societies can be a formal norm and written into law, but in others it is an informal norm.
- Orthodox Jews typically practice endogamy.
- American English – /en-dAHgUH-mee/
- British English – /en-dOgUH-mee/
International Phonetic Alphabet
- American English – /ɛnˈdɑɡəmi/
- British English – /ɛnˈdɒɡəmi/
- Plural: endogamies
- Endogamy can be a custom or law and this is typically due to class, ethnicity, race, or religion.
- Endogamic norms can be formal or informal.
- A type of homogamy and marriage system.
- Endogamy is the opposite of exogamy.
- Also called:
- An (noun) endogamist (adverb) endogmatically marries inside their group to create an (adjective) endogamic or (adjective) endogamous relationship.
- “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).
- Family and Kinship Resources – Books, Journals, and Helpful Links
- Word origin of “endogamy” – Online Etymology Dictionary: etymonline.com
- common-law marriage
- family life cycle
- family of orientation
- family of procreation
- extended family
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ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “endogamy.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved November 28, 2023 (https://sociologydictionary.org/endogamy/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
endogamy. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/endogamy/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “endogamy.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed November 28, 2023. https://sociologydictionary.org/endogamy/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“endogamy.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 28 Nov. 2023. <https://sociologydictionary.org/endogamy/>.