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economic reductionism

Definition of Economic Reductionism

(noun) A theory stating all social phenomena have an economic explanation.

Example of Economic Reductionism

Economic Reductionism Pronunciation

Pronunciation Usage Guide

Syllabification: ec·o·nom·ic re·duc·tion·ism

Audio Pronunciation

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Phonetic Spelling

  • American English – /ek-uh-nAHm-ik ri-dUHk-shuh-niz-uhm/
  • British English – /e-kuh-nOm-ik ri-dUHk-shuh-ni-zuhm/

International Phonetic Alphabet

  • American English – /ˌɛkəˈnɑmɪk rəˈdʌkʃənɪz(ə)m/
  • British English – /ˌiːkəˈnɒmɪk rɪˈdʌkʃənɪz(ə)m/

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Babbie, Earl R. 2011. The Basics of Social Research. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.

Works Consulted

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. (https://wordnet.princeton.edu/).

Random House Webster’s College Dictionary. 1997. New York: Random House.

Wikipedia contributors. (N.d.) Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikimedia Foundation. (https://en.wikipedia.org/).

Cite the Definition of Economic Reductionism

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “economic reductionism.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved April 13, 2024 (https://sociologydictionary.org/economic-reductionism/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

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

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

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “economic reductionism.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed April 13, 2024. https://sociologydictionary.org/economic-reductionism/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“economic reductionism.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 13 Apr. 2024. <https://sociologydictionary.org/economic-reductionism/>.