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Definition of Embourgeoisement

  1. (noun) In Western societies, the process of internalizing and reproducing behaviors, norms, and values associated with the middle-class.
  2. (noun) The process involved in becoming financially affluent.

Embourgeoisement Pronunciation

Pronunciation Usage Guide

Syllabification: em·bour·geoise·ment

Audio Pronunciation

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Usage Notes

  • Plural: embourgeoisements
  • Also called:
    • bourgeoisification
    • embourgeoisment
    • embourgeoisement theory
    • embourgeoisement thesis

Related Terms

Works Consulted

Marsh, Ian, and Mike Keating, eds. 2006. Sociology: Making Sense of Society. 3rd ed. Harlow, England: Pearson Education.

Stewart, Paul, and Johan Zaaiman, eds. 2015. Sociology: A Concise South African Introduction. Cape Town: Juta.

Turner, Bryan S., ed. 2006. The Cambridge Dictionary of Sociology. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Wikipedia contributors. (N.d.) Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikimedia Foundation. (https://en.wikipedia.org/).

Cite the Definition of Embourgeoisement

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “embourgeoisement.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved November 28, 2023 (https://sociologydictionary.org/embourgeoisement/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

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

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

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “embourgeoisement.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed November 28, 2023. https://sociologydictionary.org/embourgeoisement/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“embourgeoisement.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 28 Nov. 2023. <https://sociologydictionary.org/embourgeoisement/>.