(noun) Acronym for “Not in my Back Yard” which is the tendency for people to protest issues, particularly environmental, that affect them directly.
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ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “NIMBY (Not In My Back Yard).” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved December 16, 2018 (https://sociologydictionary.org/nimby-not-in-my-back-yard/).
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NIMBY (Not In My Back Yard). (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/nimby-not-in-my-back-yard/
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“NIMBY (Not In My Back Yard).” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 16 Dec. 2018. <https://sociologydictionary.org/nimby-not-in-my-back-yard/>.