the political principle of centralized social and economic control, especially of all means of production.
- col·lec·tiv·ist, noun, adjective
- col·lec·tiv·is·tic, adjective
- col·lec·tiv·is·ti·cal·ly, adverb
- non·col·lec·tiv·is·tic, adjective
- pro·col·lec·tiv·ism, noun
- pro·col·lec·tiv·ist, adjective, noun
- pro·col·lec·tiv·is·tic, adjective
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How to use collectivism in a sentence
The first one measures the level of individualism in a given culture, versus collectivism.The Pros and Cons of America’s (Extreme) Individualism (Ep. 470) | Stephen J. Dubner | July 22, 2021 | Freakonomics
His late father was a social psychologist who devised a system to rank countries on several dimensions — including their level of individualism versus collectivism.The U.S. Is Just Different — So Let’s Stop Pretending We’re Not (Ep. 469) | Stephen J. Dubner | July 15, 2021 | Freakonomics
Within the same large nation, regions with higher collectivism had higher mask usage.America still needs to learn from its biggest pandemic failure | German Lopez | June 4, 2021 | Vox
Parents living in countries with a culture of collectivism, meanwhile, can rely on extended family and friends, even acquaintances, to share in child rearing.Parents in Western countries report the highest levels of burnout | Sujata Gupta | March 29, 2021 | Science News
This is Russian culture, and in Communist times it became more powerful, this idea of collectivism.
Meerson traces this scarcity of one-man performers back to a culture of collectivism that predates even the Communist revolution.
The conflict between collectivism and individualism has always been overstated.
But anarchism is a logical outgrowth of the anti-intellectual side of collectivism.
It represents a philosophic consistency that rejects the collectivism of social conservatives and public sector unions alike.
We can neglect, too, much of his attack on the economic side of collectivism, which he never really understood.The Life of Mazzini | Bolton King
Against this competitive struggle now there has grown up a counter-crowd ideal of collectivism.The Behavior of Crowds | Everett Dean Martin
But when it means the first step on the road to collectivism, I'll take any Franco who comes along to put an end to it.The Five Arrows | Allan Chase
This is the state of things to which collectivism puts an end.The Woman Who Vowed | Ellison Harding
Well may Mr. Hobson inquire, "Now, what provision is made for generating the motor power of progress in collectivism?"A Preface to Politics | Walter Lippmann
British Dictionary definitions for collectivism
the principle of ownership of the means of production, by the state or the people
a social system based on this principle
- collectivist, noun
- collectivistic, adjective
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