subsistence strategy

(noun) How people obtain food and other raw materials such as fibers from their environment.

Example:

  1. agriculture
  2. horticulture
  3. hunting and gathering
  4. industrialism
  5. pastoralism
  6. slash-and-burn

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Usage Notes:

  • Plural: subsistence strategies
  • Also called subsistence pattern.

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How to Cite the Definition of Subsistence Strategy

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “subsistence strategy.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved December 12, 2018 (https://sociologydictionary.org/subsistence-strategy/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

subsistence strategy. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/subsistence-strategy/

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

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “subsistence strategy.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed December 12, 2018. https://sociologydictionary.org/subsistence-strategy/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“subsistence strategy.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 12 Dec. 2018. <https://sociologydictionary.org/subsistence-strategy/>.