(noun) In Western societies, the process of internalizing and reproducing acts, beliefs, norms, and values associated with the middle-class.

Audio Pronunciation: (em·bour·geoise·ment)

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Usage Notes:

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

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How to Cite the Definition of Embourgeoisement

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “embourgeoisement.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved March 24, 2019 (http://sociologydictionary.org/embourgeoisement/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

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

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

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “embourgeoisement.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed March 24, 2019. http://sociologydictionary.org/embourgeoisement/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“embourgeoisement.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 24 Mar. 2019. <http://sociologydictionary.org/embourgeoisement/>.