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
Syllabification: scape·goat the·o·ry
- American English – /skAYp-goht thEE-uhr-ree/
- British English – /skAYpgOHt thIUH-ree/
International Phonetic Alphabet
- American English – /ˈskeɪpˌgoʊt ˈθiəri/
- British English – /ˈskeɪpgəʊt ˈθɪəri/
- 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 June 25, 2022 (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 June 25, 2022. https://sociologydictionary.org/scapegoat-theory/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“scapegoat theory.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 25 Jun. 2022. <https://sociologydictionary.org/scapegoat-theory/>.