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Definition of Class Conflict

(noun) According to Karl Marx (1818–1883), the struggle between the capitalist class (bourgeoisie) and the working class (proletariat).

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  • Plural: class conflicts
  • Also called class struggle.

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Reference

Kendall, Diana. 2006. Sociology in Our Times: The Essentials. 5th ed. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.

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Cite the Definition of Class Conflict

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “class conflict.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved August 24, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/class-conflict/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

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

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

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “class conflict.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed August 24, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/class-conflict/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“class conflict.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 24 Aug. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/class-conflict/>.