American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The act or process of adopting or the condition of having adopted the characteristics attributed to the bourgeoisie: "Bourgeoisification, deplorable as it is, has good points too” ( Robert M. Adams).
- bourgeois + -ification (“becoming”) (Wiktionary)
“Here is an interview with Michel Pinçon in LeJournalduNet on the subject of the wealthy class in France and an interview on the "bourgeoisification" of Paris.”
“Manamela said the YCL stood behind Nzimande's call for the teaching of dialectical and historic materialism in schools, his commitment to the fight against HIV and Aids, the eradication of poverty and for a challenge to the "bourgeoisification" of the ANC.”
“The ANC spokesman was himself a victim of Manamela's wrath, who said "bourgeoisification" of the ANC was increasingly becoming dangerous for the country and the poor.”
“Once a person gets a cell phone or otherwise tinged by modernity, the whole big family thing loses its appeal and bourgeoisification starts to set in.”
“Catholics of this persuasion," Sheed writes, "agonized more over their own bourgeoisification than over any outside danger.”
“A general bourgeoisification, a deliberate destruction of the equalitarian spirit of the first few months of the revolution, was taking place.”
“Consequently, with no petty gentry to set the pace, the bourgeoisification of the working class, though it is taking place in the North, is taking place more slowly.”
“It is this bourgeoisification that has also led to stealing of public resources to fund the Telkom deal of which the ANC spokesman”
“The petty-bourgeoisification of society, with its hopes of climbing socially and its apprehension that a fall could come at any moment (there are no “jobs for life” anymore; everyone is at risk; jobs are becoming increasingly insecure; each individual’s survival is becoming more and more precarious, yet this doesn’t seem to lead to greater solidarity with others in a similar situation) - this all seems very dangerous to me.”
“Just as the bourgeoisie had to deny itself as a class in order to permit the bourgeoisification of society as a whole, from the worker to the baron; just as capital had to sacrifice itself as a wage relation in order to impose itself as a social relation - becoming cultural capital and health capital in addition to finance capital; just as Christianity had to sacrifice itself as a religion in order to survive as an affective structure - as a vague injunction to humility, compassion, and weakness; so the West has sacrificed itslef as a particular civilization in order to impose itself as a universal culture.”
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