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fifth′ estate′(n.)

  1. any class or group in society other than the nobility, the clergy, the middle class, and the press.

    Category: Sociology

Origin of fifth estate:

1965–70

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  1. Fifth Estate

    Fifth Estate is a US periodical, based in Detroit, Michigan begun in 1965, but with staff members across North America who connect via the Internet. Its editorial collective sometimes has divergent views on the topics the magazine addresses but generally shares an anti-authoritarian outlook and a non-dogmatic, action-oriented approach to change. The title implies that the periodical is an alternative to the fourth estate. Fifth Estate is frequently cited as the longest running English language anarchist publication in North America, although this is sometimes disputed since it became only explicitly anti-authoritarian in 1975 after ten years of publishing as part of the 1960s Underground Press movement. The archives for the Fifth Estate are held at the Labadie Collection in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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