Example: Growing grains such as corn to feed cows and then eating the cows.
Audio Pronunciation: (ag·ri·cul·ture)
Download Audio Pronunciation: agriculture.mp3
- Agriculture is a primary subsistence strategy along with horticulture; hunting and gathering; industrialism; pastoralism; and slash-and-burn.
- Food and Agriculture Resources – Books, Journals, and Helpful Links
- Buttel, Frederick H., Olaf F. Larson, and Gilbert W. Gillespie. 1990. The Sociology of Agriculture. New York: Greenwood Press.
- Carolan, Michael S. 2012. The Sociology of Food and Agriculture. New York: Routledge.
- Grigg, David B. 1982. The Agricultural Systems of the World: An Evolutionary Approach. New York: Cambridge University Press.
- Seitz, Wesley D., Gerald C. Nelson, and Harold G. Halcrow. 2002. Economics of Resources, Agriculture, and Food. 2nd ed. New York: McGraw-Hill.
- cultural ecology
- cultural environment
- hunting and gathering
- physical environment
- slash and burn
- subsistence strategy
Abercrombie, Nicholas, Stephen Hill, and Bryan Turner. 2006. The Penguin Dictionary of Sociology. 5th ed. London: Penguin.
The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language. 5th ed. 2011. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
Andersen, Margaret L., and Howard Francis Taylor. 2011. Sociology: The Essentials. 6th ed. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.
Bruce, Steve, and Steven Yearley. 2006. The SAGE Dictionary of Sociology. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.
Collins English Dictionary: Complete and Unabridged. 6th ed. 2003. Glasgow, Scotland: Collins.
Ferrante, Joan. 2011. Seeing Sociology: An Introduction. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.
Henslin, James M. 2012. Sociology: A Down-to-Earth Approach. 10th ed. Boston: Allyn & Bacon.
Jary, David, and Julia Jary. 2000. Collins Dictionary of Sociology. 3rd ed. Glasgow, Scotland: HarperCollins.
Kendall, Diane. 2011. Sociology in Our Times. 8th ed. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.
Macionis, John. 2012. Sociology. 14th ed. Boston: Pearson.
Macmillan. (N.d.) Macmillan Dictionary. (https://www.macmillandictionary.com/).
Merriam-Webster. (N.d.) Merriam-Webster Dictionary. (http://www.merriam-webster.com/).
Oxford University Press. (N.d.) Oxford Dictionaries. (https://www.oxforddictionaries.com/).
Princeton University. 2010. WordNet. (http://wordnet.princeton.edu/wordnet/).
Ravelli, Bruce, and Michelle Webber. 2016. Exploring Sociology: A Canadian Perspective. 3rd ed. Toronto: Pearson.
Schaefer, Richard. 2013. Sociology: A Brief Introduction. 10th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill.
Shepard, Jon M. 2010. Sociology. 11th ed. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.
Shepard, Jon M., and Robert W. Greene. 2003. Sociology and You. New York: Glencoe.
Thompson, William E., and Joseph V. Hickey. 2012. Society in Focus: An Introduction to Sociology. 7th ed. Boston: Allyn & Bacon.
Turner, Bryan S., ed. 2006. The Cambridge Dictionary of Sociology. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Wikipedia contributors. (N.d.) Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikimedia Foundation. (https://en.wikipedia.org/).
How to Cite the Definition of Agriculture
ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “agriculture.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved December 14, 2018 (https://sociologydictionary.org/agriculture/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
agriculture. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/agriculture/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “agriculture.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed December 14, 2018. https://sociologydictionary.org/agriculture/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“agriculture.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 14 Dec. 2018. <https://sociologydictionary.org/agriculture/>.