(noun) The transfer of goods or services between people and groups to a central authority for allocation.
Example: A potlatch, which is a ceremonial feast where large amounts of gifts are given by a host to guests or property is destroyed to display the host’s superior wealth sometimes to the host’s own detriment.
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- Plural: redistributions
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- allocation of resources
- division of labor
- economic system
- market economy
- market exchange
- reciprocal exchange
- subsistence economy
How to Cite the Definition of Redistribution
ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “redistribution.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved March 22, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/redistribution/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
redistribution. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/redistribution/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “redistribution.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed March 22, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/redistribution/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“redistribution.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 22 Mar. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/redistribution/>.