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social construction of race

Definition of Social Construction of Race

(noun) The idea that race is not biologically defined but socially constructed.

Social Construction of Race Pronunciation

  • IPA Pronunciation
    • American English
      • /ˈsoʊʃ(ə)l kənˈstrʌkʃən əv reɪs/
      • /ˈsoʊʃ(ə)l kənˈstrʌkʃən ə reɪs/
    • British English
      • /ˈsəʊʃl kənˈstrʌkʃən ɒv reɪs/
      • /ˈsəʊʃl kənˈstrʌkʃən əv reɪs/
      • /ˈsəʊʃl kənˈstrʌkʃən ə reɪs/
  • Syllabification: (so·cial con·struc·tion of race)

Usage Note

  • Plural: social constructions of race

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Works Consulted

Griffiths, Heather, Nathan Keirns, Eric Strayer, Susan Cody-Rydzewski, Gail Scaramuzzo, Tommy Sadler, Sally Vyain, Jeff Bry, Faye Jones. 2016. Introduction to Sociology 2e. Houston, TX: OpenStax.

Scott, John, and Gordon Marshall. 2005. A Dictionary of Sociology. New York: Oxford University Press.

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Cite the Definition of Social Construction of Race

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “social construction of race.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved September 21, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/social-construction-of-race/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

social construction of race. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/social-construction-of-race/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “social construction of race.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed September 21, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/social-construction-of-race/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“social construction of race.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 21 Sep. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/social-construction-of-race/>.