Definition of Power Elite
Etymology of Power Elite
- Coined by C. Wright Mills (1916–1962) in Power Elite (1956). Used to refer to the ruling elite of the United States at the time of publication.
Power Elite Pronunciation
Syllabification: pow·er e·lite
- American English – /pOU-uhr i-lEEt/
- British English – /pOU-uh i-lEEt/
International Phonetic Alphabet
- American English – /ˈpaʊər ɪˈlit/
- British English – /ˈpaʊər eɪˈliːt/
- Plural: power elites
- Word origin of “power” and “elite” – Online Etymology Dictionary: etymonline.com
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ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “power elite.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved October 23, 2021 (https://sociologydictionary.org/power-elite/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
power elite. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/power-elite/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “power elite.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed October 23, 2021. https://sociologydictionary.org/power-elite/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“power elite.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 23 Oct. 2021. <https://sociologydictionary.org/power-elite/>.