Definition of NIMBY (Not In My Back Yard)
Example of NIMBY (Not In My Back Yard)
- When they were told that coal seam gas (CSG) would be mined in their area, the people said “NIMBY, Not in my Back Yard”.
NIMBY (Not In My Back Yard) Pronunciation
Syllabification: NIM·BY not in my back yard
- Variant spelling: nimby
- YIMBY (Yes in My Backyard) refers to increasing development, particularly housing in urban areas or public services such as transportation.
- Word origin of “nimby” – Online Etymology Dictionary: etymonline.com
- Takahashi, Lois. 1998. Homelessness, AIDS, and Stigmatization: The NIMBY Syndrome in the United States at the End of the Twentieth Century. Oxford: Clarendon Press.
Ferris, Kerry, and Jill Stein. 2010. The Real World: An Introduction to Sociology. 2nd ed. New York: Norton.
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.
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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 September 29, 2022 (https://sociologydictionary.org/nimby-not-in-my-back-yard/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
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/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “NIMBY (Not In My Back Yard).” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed September 29, 2022. https://sociologydictionary.org/nimby-not-in-my-back-yard/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“NIMBY (Not In My Back Yard).” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 29 Sep. 2022. <https://sociologydictionary.org/nimby-not-in-my-back-yard/>.