Definition of Xenophobia
- IPA Pronunciation
- Syllabification: (xe·no·pho·bi·a)
- The opposite of xenophobia is xenomania.
- Variant spelling: xeno-phobia
- Also called xenophoby.
- “Ethnocentrism is one of sociology’s distinctive concepts. Comprehension of this concept is a major step in the acquisition of a sociological outlook. Students of introductory sociology are often left, at the end of the course, with a feeling that the term “ethnocentrism” denotes a flaw in human nature. Some of them may also be persuaded that their exposure to academic sociology has helped to immunize them against this natural but supposedly lamentable tendency to react ethnocentrically to people in other societies” (Catton 1960:201).
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ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “xenophobia.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved August 21, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/xenophobia/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
xenophobia. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/xenophobia/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “xenophobia.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed August 21, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/xenophobia/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“xenophobia.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 21 Aug. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/xenophobia/>.