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relations of production

Definition of Relations of Production

(noun) The relationship between the owners of the means of production and laborers.

Relations of Production Pronunciation

Pronunciation Usage Guide

Syllabification: re·la·tions of pro·duc·tion

Audio Pronunciation

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Phonetic Spelling

  • American English – /ri-lAY-shuhnz uhv pruh-dUHk-shuhn/
  • British English – /ri-lAY-shuhnz UHv pruh-dUHk-shuhn/

International Phonetic Alphabet

  • American English – /riˈleɪʃənz ʌv prəˈdʌkʃən/
  • British English – /rɪˈleɪʃənz ɒv prəˈdʌkʃən/

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

Works Consulted

Bilton, Tony, Kevin Bonnett, Pip Jones, David Skinner, Michelle Stanworth, and Andrew Webster. 1996. Introductory Sociology. 3rd ed. London: Macmillan.

Oxford University Press. (N.d.) Oxford Dictionaries. (https://www.oxforddictionaries.com/).

Ravelli, Bruce, and Michelle Webber. 2016. Exploring Sociology: A Canadian Perspective. 3rd ed. Toronto: Pearson.

Wikipedia contributors. (N.d.) Wiktionary, The Free Dictionary. Wikimedia Foundation. (http://en.wiktionary.org).

Cite the Definition of Relations of Production

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “relations of production.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved July 14, 2024 (https://sociologydictionary.org/relations-of-production/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

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

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

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “relations of production.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed July 14, 2024. https://sociologydictionary.org/relations-of-production/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“relations of production.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 14 Jul. 2024. <https://sociologydictionary.org/relations-of-production/>.