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
Syllabification: in·ter·est con·ver·gence
- American English – /In-truhst kuhn-vUHR-juhns/
- British English – /In-trist kuhn-vUHR-juhns/
International Phonetic Alphabet
- American English – /ˈɪntrəst kənˈvɜrʤəns/
- British English – /ˈɪntrɪst kənˈvɜːʤəns/
- Plural: interest convergences
- The theory of interest convergence arose from critical race theory.
- Also called interest convergence theory.
Cite the Definition of Interest Convergence
ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “interest convergence.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved March 28, 2023 (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 March 28, 2023. https://sociologydictionary.org/interest-convergence/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“interest convergence.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 28 Mar. 2023. <https://sociologydictionary.org/interest-convergence/>.