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Definitions for petite bourgeoisie
pəˈtit ˌbʊər ʒwɑˈzipe·tite bour·geoisie

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  1. petit bourgeois, petite bourgeoisie, petty bourgeoisienoun

    lower middle class (shopkeepers and clerical staff etc.)


  1. petite bourgeoisienoun

    the lower middle class


  1. petite bourgeoisie

    The petite bourgeoisie, also known as the petty bourgeoisie, is a French term that originally referred to the middle class that fell between the proletariat, or working class, and the haute bourgeoisie, or wealthy ruling class. This group usually comprises small business owners, managers, and professionals who possess some means of production but do not have significant economic influence or power. They often seek to emulate the lifestyle and values of the upper class while sharing some economic interests with the working class. Today, the term also applies to a socio-economic class that sits between the working class and the wealthier capitalist class in various societies.


  1. Petite bourgeoisie

    Petite bourgeoisie, also petty bourgeoisie, is a French term referring to a social class comprising semi-autonomous peasantry and small-scale merchants whose politico-economic ideological stance is determined by reflecting that of a haute bourgeoisie, with which the petite bourgeoisie seeks to identify itself, and whose bourgeois morality it strives to imitate. The term is politico-economic, and references historical materialism. It originally denoted a sub-stratum of the middle classes in the 18th and early-19th centuries. In the mid-19th century, the pre-eminient theorist of socio-politico-economy, Karl Marx, and other Marxist theorists used the term petite bourgeoisie to identify the socio-economic stratum of the bourgeoisie that comprised small-scale capitalists such as shop-keepers and workers who manage the production, distribution, and/or exchange of commodities and/or services owned by their bourgeois employers.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of petite bourgeoisie in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of petite bourgeoisie in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2


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