Definition of Heterogamy
Examples of Heterogamy
- Edward VIII of the United Kingdom abdicated his throne to marry Wallis Simpson, a divorced United States socialite.
- Two people that meet at a university, get married even through they grew up in different cultures and have different socioeconomic statuses.
- American English – /het-uhr-rAHgUH-mee/
- British English – /he-tuh-rOgUH-mee/
International Phonetic Alphabet
- American English: /ˌhɛtɚˈɹɑɡəmɪ/
- British English: /ˌhetəˈɹɒgəmɪ/
- Plural: heterogamies
- Heterogamous relationships are a topic of interest in the popular press:
- The Guardian: “Across the Barricades: Love over the Class Divide” (2012) by Zoe Williams.
- The New York Times: “When Richer Weds Poorer, Money isn’t the Only Difference” (2005) by Tamar Lewin.
- The Washington Post: “For Richer or Poorer: The Challenges of Marrying Outside Your Class” (2015) by Jessi Streib.
- Heterogamy is the opposite of homogamy.
- Also called anisogamy.
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