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endogamy

Definition of Endogamy

(noun) The practice of marrying inside a specific group.

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  • “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.

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Cite the Definition of Endogamy

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “endogamy.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved August 24, 2019 (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 August 24, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/endogamy/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“endogamy.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 24 Aug. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/endogamy/>.