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Definition of Ideal Culture

(noun) The standards and valuessociety tries to have or pretends to have.

Example of Ideal Culture

Ideal Culture Pronunciation

  • IPA Pronunciation
    • American English
      • /aɪˈdi(ə)l ˈkəltʃər/
    • British English
      • /ʌɪˈdɪəl ˈkʌltʃə/
      • /ʌɪˈdiː(ə)l ˈkʌltʃə/
  • Syllabification: (i·de·al cul·ture)

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Cite the Definition of Ideal Culture

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “ideal culture.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved October 19, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/ideal-culture/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

ideal culture. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/ideal-culture/

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

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “ideal culture.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed October 19, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/ideal-culture/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“ideal culture.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 19 Oct. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/ideal-culture/>.