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  • class — class, social class See bourgeoisie ; class awareness ; class consciousness ; class imagery ; class interest ; class position ; contradictory class location ; false consciousness ; Marx , Karl; middle class ; …   Dictionary of sociology

  • consciousness — noun 1 being able to see/hear/feel things ADJECTIVE ▪ full ▪ higher ▪ to aspire to a higher consciousness ▪ cosmic, divine ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • Consciousness — • In its widest sense it includes all sensations, thoughts, feelings, and volitions, in fact the sum total of mental life Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Consciousness     Consciousness …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • class consciousness — n. an awareness of belonging to a class in the social order, with definite economic interests; sense of class solidarity class conscious adj …   English World dictionary

  • class consciousness — n [U] technical knowledge and understanding of the class system, and of your own and other people s social class …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Class stratification — is a form of social stratification in which a society tends to divide into separate classes whose members have differential access to resources and power. An economic and cultural rift usually exists between different classes. People are usually… …   Wikipedia

  • class-con|scious|ness — «KLAS KON shuhs nihs, KLAHS », noun. the quality or state of being class conscious: »There is also a subjective orientation to class, or a class consciousness which leads socially inferior groups to show deference to socially superior groups… …   Useful english dictionary

  • class-conscious — class ,conscious adjective influenced by a strong feeling of belonging to a particular social or economic class and noticing differences between the classes ╾ class ,consciousness noun uncount …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • class consciousness — class conscious /klas kon sheuhs, klahs /, adj. 1. awareness of one s own social or economic rank in society. 2. a feeling of identification and solidarity with those belonging to the same social or economic class as oneself. [1885 90] * * * …   Universalium

  • class consciousness — class′ con′sciousness n. 1) soc awareness of one s own social or economic rank 2) soc a feeling of identification and solidarity with those belonging to the same social or economic class as oneself • Etymology: 1885–90 …   From formal English to slang

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