false consciousness

(noun) “[W]hen a person’s beliefs and ideology are in conflict with his or her best interests” (OpenStax College 2012).

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References

OpenStax College. 2012. “Theoretical Perspectives on Society.” Connexions. June 12, 2012. (http://cnx.org/content/m42817/1.4/).