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affective individualism

Definition of Affective Individualism

(noun) The formation of marriage through personal selection based on romantic and sexual attraction instead of custom or economic and political reasons.

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Etymology of Affective Individualism

Affective Individualism Pronunciation

Pronunciation Usage Guide

Syllabification: af·fec·tive in·di·vid·u·al·ism

Audio Pronunciation

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Phonetic Spelling

  • American English – /a-fEk-tiv in-duh-vIj-uh-wuh-liz-uhm/
  • British English – /uh-fEk-tiv in-di-vIj-uuh-li-zuhm/

International Phonetic Alphabet

  • American English – /əˈfɛktɪv ˌɪndɪvɪˈduəˌlɪzəm/
  • British English – /əˈfɛktɪv ˌɪndɪˈvɪdjʊəlɪz(ə)m/

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Cite the Definition of Affective Individualism

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “affective individualism.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved June 6, 2020 (http://sociologydictionary.org/affective-individualism/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

affective individualism. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from http://sociologydictionary.org/affective-individualism/

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

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “affective individualism.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed June 6, 2020. http://sociologydictionary.org/affective-individualism/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“affective individualism.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 6 Jun. 2020. <http://sociologydictionary.org/affective-individualism/>.