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social marginality

Definition of Social Marginality

(noun) A condition in which an individual inhabits two group identities simultaneously.

Etymology of Social Marginality

Social Marginality Pronunciation

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Syllabification: so·cial mar·gin·al·i·ty

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Usage Notes

  • Plural: social marginalities
  • Social marginality leads to stigmatization and is similar to double consciousness.

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Cite the Definition of Social Marginality

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2016. “social marginality.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved April 17, 2024 (https://sociologydictionary.org/social-marginality/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

social marginality. (2016). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/social-marginality/

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

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2016. “social marginality.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed April 17, 2024. https://sociologydictionary.org/social-marginality/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“social marginality.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2016. Web. 17 Apr. 2024. <https://sociologydictionary.org/social-marginality/>.