bourgeoisie

(noun) The class that owns the means of production.

Example: A factory owner.

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Usage Notes:

  • Contrasted to the proletariat, the working class.
  • Also called capitalist class.

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How to Cite the Definition of Bourgeoisie

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “bourgeoisie.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved December 16, 2018 (https://sociologydictionary.org/bourgeoisie/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

bourgeoisie. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/bourgeoisie/

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

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “bourgeoisie.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed December 16, 2018. https://sociologydictionary.org/bourgeoisie/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“bourgeoisie.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 16 Dec. 2018. <https://sociologydictionary.org/bourgeoisie/>.