(noun) According to Karl Marx (1818–1883), workers’ recognition of membership in a class and their relationship to the means of production.
Example: Treating people in the service industry as less deserving of a living wage.
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- Plural: class consciousnesses
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How to Cite the Definition of Class Consciousness
ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “class consciousness.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved March 24, 2019 (http://sociologydictionary.org/class-consciousness/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
class consciousness. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from http://sociologydictionary.org/class-consciousness/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “class consciousness.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed March 24, 2019. http://sociologydictionary.org/class-consciousness/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“class consciousness.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 24 Mar. 2019. <http://sociologydictionary.org/class-consciousness/>.