Definition of Class Consciousness
(noun) According to Karl Marx (1818–1883), workers’ recognition of membership in a class and their relationship to the means of production.
Example of Class Consciousness
- Treating people in the service industry as less deserving of a living wage.
Class Consciousness Pronunciation
Syllabification: class con·scious·ness
- American English – /klAs kAHn-shuh-snuhs/
- British English – /klAHs kOn-shuh-snis/
International Phonetic Alphabet
- American English – /klæs ˈkɑnʃəsnəs/
- British English – /klɑːs ˈkɒnʃəsnɪs/
- Plural: class consciousnesses
- false consciousness
- means of production
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