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alternative movement (alternative social movement)

Definition of Alternative Movement

(noun) A social movement focused on the self-improvement of individuals.

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Alternative Movement Pronunciation

  • IPA Pronunciation
    • American English
      • /ɔlˈtərnədɪv ˈmuvm(ə)nt/
      • /ɑlˈtərnədɪv ˈmuvm(ə)nt/
    • British English
      • /ɔːlˈtəːnətɪv ˈmuːvm(ə)nt/
      • /ɒlˈtəːnətɪv ˈmuːvm(ə)nt/
  • Syllabification: (al·ter·na·tive move·ment)

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Works Consulted

Griffiths, Heather, Nathan Keirns, Eric Strayer, Susan Cody-Rydzewski, Gail Scaramuzzo, Tommy Sadler, Sally Vyain, Jeff Bry, Faye Jones. 2016. Introduction to Sociology 2e. Houston, TX: OpenStax.

Shepard, Jon M. 2010. Sociology. 11th ed. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.

Shepard, Jon M., and Robert W. Greene. 2003. Sociology and You. New York: Glencoe.

Stolley, Kathy S. 2005. The Basics of Sociology. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.

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/).

Cite the Definition of Alternative Movement

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “alternative movement.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved October 17, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/alternative-movement/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

alternative movement. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/alternative-movement/

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

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “alternative movement.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed October 17, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/alternative-movement/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“alternative movement.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 17 Oct. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/alternative-movement/>.