Talk:Dominant group/Sociology/Term test

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23. The two sentences are from the Wikipedia entry "Kings of Dál nAraidi". The first has no citation. The second has a footnote to "Francis J.Byrne, Irish Kings and High-Kings, pg.108-109". On page 108-9 is "The dynasty of Dál nAraidi, whose kings resided at Ráith Mór east of Antrim town in the district known as Mag Line, emerged as the dominant group among the Cruthin, although the Uf Echach Cobo (in the baronies if Iveagh, county Down) also supplied some over-kings of Ulaid." The more complete reference is Francis John Byrne, Irish Kings and High-kings, Four Courts history classics, 2nd Edition, Four Courts Press, 2001, ISBN is 1851825525, 9781851825523, 341 pages. The quotation from the book is the only use of "dominant group" in the entire book. Neither is the phrase "in the 8th century" in the book. For the second sentence, there is on p. 109, "In the sixth and seventh centuries the Cruthin formed a loose confederation of petty states." While it can be debated that the first sentence is likely a copyright violation, especially without specific citation, the second appears close to plagiarism. Further, the addition of the phrase, "with the Dal nAraidi emerging as the dominant group in the 8th century" does not appear to be original research or synthesis as the text supports it as a conclusion. Whether either sentence qualifies as "in your own words", I leave to the reader. --Marshallsumter (discusscontribs) 20:30, 26 February 2015 (UTC)

34. "Pierre Bourdieu discusses how the practices of dominant groups in society are legitimized to the disadvantage of subordinate groups.", from the article Dumbing down.

The text containing dominant groups has been removed[1] and replaced with "Pierre Bourdieu proposes that, in a society, the cultural practices of dominant social classes are made legitimate culture to the social disadvantage of sub-ordinate social classes and cultural groups." Dominant social classes is a relative synonym for dominant groups. No citation to source is included except a link to Pierre Bourdieu. The use of a link is permitted on Wikipedia as a citation so no copyright violation per Wikipedia, but a citation to the written source is still missing from this entry. It is probably original research and may be a copyright violation. --Marshallsumter (talk) 19:22, 29 July 2012 (UTC)

68. "Ricardo Salles said that although his character "evidenced a conservative mind, typical of a dominant group of a socially hierarchical society divided by slavery, there is no reason to deduce based on that he conducted the army without regard to reduce to the maximum the human losses, in battle or by diseases".", from the article Luís Alves de Lima e Silva, Duke of Caxias.

The sentence containing dominant group was removed[2] and moved to the Talk page. --Marshallsumter (talk) 18:09, 29 July 2012 (UTC)

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