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Definition of False Consciousness

(noun) A Marxist term, describing when your beliefs and values are in conflict with your own interests, thus you support a system that oppresses you.

False Consciousness Pronunciation

  • IPA Pronunciation
    • American English
      • /fɔls ˈkɑnʃəsnəs/
      • /fɑls ˈkɑnʃəsnəs/
    • British English
      • /fɔːls ˈkɒnʃəsnəs/
      • /fɒls ˈkɒnʃəsnəs/
  • Syllabification: (false con·scious·ness)

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Cite the Definition of False Consciousness

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “false consciousness.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved August 26, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/false-consciousness/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

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

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

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “false consciousness.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed August 26, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/false-consciousness/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“false consciousness.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 26 Aug. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/false-consciousness/>.