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1. Aware of belonging to a particular socioeconomic class.
2. Supportive of class solidarity.

class′-con′scious·ness n.
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[ˈklɑːsˈkɒnʃəsnɪs] Nconciencia f de clase
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That Bill Totts lacked the perspective to raise him above class-consciousness Freddie Drummond clearly saw.
It promoted class-consciousness setting a rational paradigm for the private investors in education sector making education a profitable business for them.
E.P Thompson is a noteworthy historian and his ideas about the working class, class-consciousness and the effects of the new industrial factory system gave a new identity to the 19th Century workers.
Class-consciousness is nothing but a curse of humanity.
This almost comic piece, which has the domestic richness and class-consciousness of "Downton Abbey," takes a grimmer turn when the publisher visits the village of the cook's impoverished extended family.
It points to the high class-consciousness set by society.
Was there a Marxist rule of historical providence that guaranteed that even these people would, whatever their historical differences with the English, inevitably find themselves on the high road to class-consciousness and socialism?
I posted alongside it that I felt we don't have the same class-consciousness here.
Her introduction to this very different world, with its snobbishness and class-consciousness, and in particular the tribulations of going to school where the stigma of her illegitimacy is well-known, may all seem quaintly old-fashioned to the twenty-first century reader.
Initially, the MQM leadership hailed from the Mohajir working class; it has now developed a class-consciousness and policy-orien-tation geared towards redistribution of wealth and probably an ideological position towards the left.
That the author has positions on these debates is clear--as when he refutes the existence of a labor aristocracy, or when he claims that Chartism was bolstered by class-consciousness and not by the persuasive power of political language.
The author argues that the Canadian economic elite, with its high degree of organization and class-consciousness, has managed to influence government policy increasingly for its own benefit at the expense of the working class.

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