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false consciousness

n.
In Marxist theory, an understanding that fails to recognize one's participation in the means to one's own oppression or exploitation, as when members of an oppressed class unwittingly adopt views of the oppressor class.
Translations
falsches Bewußtsein
허위의식
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influence and sustain the false consciousness which it represents -- especially reified powers of domination.' Habermas' 'perspective transformation' or transformed consciousness is similar to that of Marx and is akin to that experienced by research into the way that'sexual, racial, religious, educational, occupational, political economic and technological' ideologies create or contribute to our dependency on 'reified powers'.
Kirk has read enough "to understand that he is just a vehicle [of?] satire, a man of indefatigable false consciousness, and that as such his character will remain shallow and undeveloped.
For him, as noted earlier, Afrikan people's WSD Consciousness (False Consciousness) is an instrument of White power.
All the theories about collective and false consciousness cannot explain palpable reality, unless they act as a prelude for the activity of a group enjoying a strong structure and a clear ideology that allow it to prevail at the expense of its members.
The Misseriya, it is understood, have shaken off the 'false consciousness' of the past, largely because of the frustration of their aspirations, and have recognized their 'marginality' like their neighbours the insurgent Nuba.
The Turkish nationalism has created a false consciousness among both Kurds and Turks without recasting the Turkish political and social culture.
Berry's chapter returns to central figure Horkheimer's views on liberalism as a state of 'false consciousness', where the media are complicit in facilitating the standardisation and conformity of consumers, who become increasingly alike through the pursuit of self-interest.
First is the relevant counterfactual and power mechanism; second, interests; third, adaptive preferences and false consciousness; and fourth, the mobilization of bias.
The General Assembly's move to grant a one-year solidarity, instead of its token November 29 Solidarity Day, which it held since 1977, is an action to shake up Israel from its self-inflicted stupor and false consciousness that the Palestinian issue is not a problem that will simply go away.
Immigrants' support of the Conservatives is an example of what Marxists have called "false consciousness." The Tories do not favour a strong family unification programme allowing family members' rapid admission to the country.
We can co-exist with nature as recipients of its largesse, not as its masters which we tend to believe in our false consciousness we are.
Among their topics are a revived God in The Antichrist: Nietzsche and the sacralization of natural life, Nietzsche's antichristian ethics: Renaissance vert<`u and the project of reevaluation, Nietzsche's quest for the historical Jesus, Nietzsche and the critique of religion, resurgent nobility and the problem of false consciousness, and reading Dostoevsky in Turin: the Antichrist's accelerationism.