false consciousness

(noun) When an individual’s beliefs, ideology, and values in a capitalist society are in conflict with their best interests.

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How to Cite the Definition of False Consciousness

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “false consciousness.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved December 18, 2018 (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 December 18, 2018. https://sociologydictionary.org/false-consciousness/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“false consciousness.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 18 Dec. 2018. <https://sociologydictionary.org/false-consciousness/>.