"Firstly, 'class consciousness' has an important double-meaning: (1) an individual's identification with a social class, and (2) the self-consciousness of a social class. These two are obviously inter-related and inseparable historically." Oudeys
According to marxian ideas - and in the theoric network of historical-dialectical materialist approach - it is necessary to have in mind two different ways of understanding the concept of class: (1) as class IN itself and (2) as class TO itself. Roughly I'd say that first notion is much more related to what we call "false consciousness" and the last one to a "true" consciousness.
Ricardo Ottoni Vaz Japiassu
Universidade do Estado da Bahia/Uneb
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