(noun) The relationship between the owners of the means of production and laborers.
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- The means of production in conjunction with the relations to production is called the mode of production.
- Simply understood as the relationship between workers (proletariat) and owners (bourgeoisie).
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ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “relations of production.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved March 26, 2019 (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/
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MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“relations of production.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 26 Mar. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/relations-of-production/>.