1. (noun) A collective term for all humans.
2. (noun) The quality or state of being a human.
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- Also called:
- human race
- Historically called:
- Zeitlin, Irving M. 1984. The Social Condition of Humanity: An Introduction to Sociology. New York: Oxford University Press.
- The Association for Humanist Sociology: ccsu.edu
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How to Cite the Definition of Humanity
ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “humanity.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved March 26, 2019 (http://sociologydictionary.org/humanity/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
humanity. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from http://sociologydictionary.org/humanity/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “humanity.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed March 26, 2019. http://sociologydictionary.org/humanity/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“humanity.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 26 Mar. 2019. <http://sociologydictionary.org/humanity/>.