Example: The visiting team (opposed to the home team or in-group) including their fans during a game of football.
Audio Pronunciation: (out-group)
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- Plural form: out-group
- Term coined (along with ethnocentrism, folkways, and mores) by William Graham Sumner (1840-1910) in Folkways: A Study of the Sociological Importance of Usages, Manners, Customs, Mores, and Morals.
- Variant form: outgroup
- Coser, Lewis A. 1956. The Functions of Social Conflict. Glencoe, IL: Free Press.
- material culure
OpenStax College. 2012. Types of Groups. Connexions, June 13, 2012. (http://cnx.org/content/m42831/1.4/).