Definition of Scapegoat Theory
Example of Scapegoat Theory
- Poor white people in the dominant group attacking poor black people in the subordinate group during the Jim Crow era in south of the United States because of their own desperate situation and low status.
Scapegoat Theory Pronunciation
- IPA Pronunciation
- American English
- /ˈskeɪpɡəʊt ˈθiəri/
- /ˈskeɪpɡəʊt ˈθɪri/
- British English
- /ˈskeɪpɡəʊt ˈθɪəri/
- American English
- Syllabification: (scape·goat the·o·ry)
- Plural: scapegoat theories
- A type of theory.
- The process described in scapegoat theory is (noun) scapegoatism and is achieved through (verb) scapegoating.
- affirmative action
- hate crime
- social construction of race
- white privilege
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ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “scapegoat theory.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved September 21, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/scapegoat-theory/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
scapegoat theory. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/scapegoat-theory/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “scapegoat theory.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed September 21, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/scapegoat-theory/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“scapegoat theory.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 21 Sep. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/scapegoat-theory/>.