Definition of Social Category
Examples of Social Category
- university graduates
- men and women
Social Category Pronunciation
Syllabification: so·cial cat·e·go·ry
- American English – /sOH-shuhl kAt-uh-gaw-ree/
- British English – /sOH-shuhl kAt-iguh-ree/
International Phonetic Alphabet
- American English – /ˈsoʊʃəl ˈkætəˌgɔri/
- British English – /ˈsəʊʃəl ˈkætɪgəri/
- Plural: social categories
- The terms “social category” and “category” are used interchangeably in a sociological context.
- Qualitative Research Resources – Books, Journals, and Helpful Links
- Quantitative Research Resources – Books, Journals, and Helpful Links
- Word origin of “category” – Online Etymology Dictionary: etymonline.com
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- Crisp, Richard J., and Miles Hewstone, eds. 2006. Multiple Social Categorization: Processes, Models, and Applications. Hove, England: Psychology Press.
Contributor: C. E. Seaman
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Wikipedia contributors. (N.d.) Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikimedia Foundation. (https://en.wikipedia.org/).
ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Seaman, C. E. 2015. “social category.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary, edited by Kenton Bell. Retrieved September 29, 2022 (https://sociologydictionary.org/social-category/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
Seaman, C. E. (2015). social category. In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/social-category/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Seaman, C. E. 2015. “social category.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary, edited by Kenton Bell. Accessed September 29, 2022. https://sociologydictionary.org/social-category/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
Seaman, C. E. “social category.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2015. Web. 29 Sep. 2022. <https://sociologydictionary.org/social-category/>.