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pastoralism

Definition of Pastoralism

(noun) The domestication and herding of animals as the primary type of food production and economic exchange.

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Pastoralism Pronunciation

  • IPA Pronunciation
    • American English
      • /ˈpæst(ə)rəˌlɪz(ə)m/
    • British English
      • /ˈpɑːst(ə)rəlɪz(ə)m/
      • /ˈpast(ə)rəlɪz(ə)m/
  • Syllabification: (pas·tor·al·ism)

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Works Consulted

Macionis, John. 2012. Sociology. 14th ed. Boston: Pearson.

Merriam-Webster. (N.d.) Merriam-Webster Dictionary. (http://www.merriam-webster.com/).

Oxford University Press. (N.d.) Oxford Dictionaries. (https://www.oxforddictionaries.com/).

Ravelli, Bruce, and Michelle Webber. 2016. Exploring Sociology: A Canadian Perspective. 3rd ed. Toronto: Pearson.

Wikipedia contributors. (N.d.) Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikimedia Foundation. (https://en.wikipedia.org/).

Cite the Definition of Pastoralism

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “pastoralism.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved October 16, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/pastoralism/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

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

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

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “pastoralism.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed October 16, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/pastoralism/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“pastoralism.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 16 Oct. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/pastoralism/>.