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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

  • IPA Pronunciation
    • American English
      • /əˈfɛktɪv ˌɪndəˈvɪdʒ(ə)wəˌlɪzəm/
      • /əˈfɛktɪv ˌɪndəˈvɪdʒəˌlɪzəm/
      • /æˈfɛktɪv ˌɪndəˈvɪdʒ(ə)wəˌlɪzəm/
      • /æˈfɛktɪv ˌɪndəˈvɪdʒəˌlɪzəm/
    • British English
      • /əˈfɛktɪv ˌɪndᵻˈvɪdʒʊəlɪz(ə)m/
      • /əˈfɛktɪv ˌɪndᵻˈvɪdʒᵿlɪz(ə)m/
      • /əˈfɛktɪv ˌɪndᵻˈvɪdʒl̩ɪz(ə)m/
      • /əˈfɛktɪv ˌɪndᵻˈvɪdjʊəlɪz(ə)m/
      • /əˈfɛktɪv ˌɪndᵻˈvɪdjᵿlɪz(ə)m/
      • /aˈfɛktɪv ˌɪndᵻˈvɪdʒʊəlɪz(ə)m/
      • /aˈfɛktɪv ˌɪndᵻˈvɪdʒᵿlɪz(ə)m/
      • /aˈfɛktɪv ˌɪndᵻˈvɪdʒl̩ɪz(ə)m/
      • /aˈfɛktɪv ˌɪndᵻˈvɪdjʊəlɪz(ə)m/
      • /aˈfɛktɪv ˌɪndᵻˈvɪdjᵿlɪz(ə)m/
  • Syllabification: (af·fec·tive in·di·vid·u·al·ism)

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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 September 22, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/affective-individualism/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

affective individualism. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://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 September 22, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/affective-individualism/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“affective individualism.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 22 Sep. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/affective-individualism/>.