social reductionism

(noun) A theory stating all social phenomena have a social explanation.

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Usage Notes:

  • Not to be confused with social determinism.
  • A type of reductionism.
  • A (noun) social reductionist views society (adverb) social reductionally from a (adjective) social reductionistic perspective.

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How to Cite the Definition of Social Reductionism

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “social reductionism.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved December 19, 2018 (http://sociologydictionary.org/social-reductionism/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

social reductionism. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from http://sociologydictionary.org/social-reductionism/

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

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “social reductionism.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed December 19, 2018. http://sociologydictionary.org/social-reductionism/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“social reductionism.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 19 Dec. 2018. <http://sociologydictionary.org/social-reductionism/>.