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The process of achieving greater awareness, as of one's own needs or of a political or social issue.

con′scious·ness-rais′er n.


the process of learning to recognize one's own needs, goals, and problems or those of a group to which one or someone else belongs.
[1970–75, Amer.]
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A piece coauthored with her straight friend Shirley Walton analyzes consciousness-raising groups in terms of William James's model of religious conversion.
By supporting the grass-root movements of Buddhist base communities and a broad-based consciousness-raising process, they can help build a more just society.
Then Hay attempted to start a discussion of his ideas, in the style of the consciousness-raising forums he had introduced to the Mattachine Society.
It would be a mistake, nevertheless, to think that the armed struggles of the 1970s and '80s had achieved nothing more than the consciousness-raising of the oppressed.
It also tells us that we have some consciousness-raising to do about how C-level executives can use PBS to run a more economically sustainable, resilient business.
Metro Detroiters will have a rare opportunity for a spiritual "tune-up" and consciousness-raising this fall, when the international thought leader comes to town to present "Inner Engineering," Oct.
Aimed at graduate students and practitioners, it encourages readers to evaluate their own cultural baggage and prepare themselves emotionally for processing the difficult feelings that arise during consciousness-raising.
Savion C, lover separated the young dancers from the tap masters for tap consciousness-raising groups a la the '60s.
These groups provide legal counseling and psychological care for victims; disseminate information and provide training in related areas; maintain safe houses; and engage in consciousness-raising and denunciation to influence public opinion on the dangers of domestic and sexual violence.
But for John Winter and many others, the esoteric benefit of consciousness-raising about same-sex partnerships is not translating quickly enough into the much-needed tangible benefit of financial assistance.
More locally, her work seems somehow infused with rage against Euro-American curators, collectors, and critics who have feted and embraced her as a "genius" while simultaneously exoticizing her and celebrating their own liberal magnanimity as well as artistic forebears who, through, consciousness-raising and political activism, paved the way for such liberal inclusiveness a cause Walker has been criticized for betraying).
What is missing in all this titillation-tinged feminist consciousness-raising is the human connection.