NIMBY (Not in My Back Yard)

(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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How to Cite the Definition of NIMBY (Not In My Back Yard)

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/).

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 December 16, 2018. 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. 16 Dec. 2018. <https://sociologydictionary.org/nimby-not-in-my-back-yard/>.