(noun) A society that lacks a formal state authority.
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- Plural: stateless societies
- Also called:
- acephalous – literally a “headless” society
- segmented society
How to Cite the Definition of Stateless Society
ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “stateless society.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved January 19, 2019 (http://sociologydictionary.org/stateless-society/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
stateless society. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from http://sociologydictionary.org/stateless-society/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “stateless society.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed January 19, 2019. http://sociologydictionary.org/stateless-society/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“stateless society.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 19 Jan. 2019. <http://sociologydictionary.org/stateless-society/>.