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Definition of Mode of Production

(noun) According to Karl Marx (1818–1883), a combination of the means of production and relations of production.

Mode of Production Pronunciation

  • IPA Pronunciation
    • American English
      • /moʊd əv prəˈdəkʃ(ə)n/
      • /moʊd ə prəˈdəkʃ(ə)n/
      • /moʊd əv proʊˈdəkʃ(ə)n/
      • /moʊd ə proʊˈdəkʃ(ə)n/
    • British English
      • /məʊd ɒv prəˈdʌkʃn/
      • /məʊd əv prəˈdʌkʃn/
      • /məʊd ə prəˈdʌkʃn/
  • Syllabification: (mode of pro·duc·tion)

Usage Note

  • Plural: modes of production

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Reference

Poulantzas, Nicos. 1973. “On Social Classes.” New Left Review 78.

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Cite the Definition of Mode of Production

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “mode of production.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved August 21, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/mode-of-production/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

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

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

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “mode of production.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed August 21, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/mode-of-production/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“mode of production.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 21 Aug. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/mode-of-production/>.