Meaning of class consciousness

class' con'sciousness

Pronunciation: (klas'kon'shus, kläs'-), [key]
  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.
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