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: 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 December 16, 2018 (https://sociologydictionary.org/class-consciousness/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

class consciousness. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://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 December 16, 2018. https://sociologydictionary.org/class-consciousness/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

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