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interest convergence

Definition of Interest Convergence

(noun) The idea that a majority will only support the interests of a minority if their interests align.

Interest Convergence Pronunciation

  • IPA Pronunciation
    • American English
      • /ˈɪnt(ə)rəst kənˈvəːdʒəns/
    • British English
      • /ˈɪntrᵻst kənˈvəːdʒəns/
      • /ˈɪnt(ə)rɛst kənˈvəːdʒəns/
  • Syllabification: (in·ter·est con·ver·gence)

Usage Notes

  • Plural: interest convergences
  • The theory of interest convergence arose from critical race theory.
  • Also called interest convergence theory.

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Cite the Definition of Interest Convergence

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “interest convergence.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved September 22, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/interest-convergence/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

interest convergence. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/interest-convergence/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “interest convergence.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed September 22, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/interest-convergence/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“interest convergence.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 22 Sep. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/interest-convergence/>.