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(noun) the lower middle class including especially small shopkeepers and artisans

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Adorno and Horkheimer returned the abuse: they regarded Brecht as a petit-bourgeois poseur and apologist for Stalinism

—p.135 Part III: The 1930s (123) by Stuart Jeffries
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the new petty bourgeoisie that is the very carrier of the neocapitalist and neoliberal lifestyle of ‘hard work and hard play’, of careerism-cum-consumerism, which, as will be discussed infra, may indeed be considered the indispensable cultural foundation of contemporary capitalism’s society

—p.9 Introduction (1) by Wolfgang Streeck
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Continuing the provincial petit bourgeois theme, Goldwater was the grandson of the founder of a five-outlet department store chain

on Barry Goldwater

—p.28 From Margins to Mainstream (23) by Doug Henwood
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5 years ago


The petit bourgeois is a man unable to imagine the Other.

—p.265 Myth Today (215) by Roland Barthes
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This is a space in which, in principle, neither direct political propaganda nor civic expressions of emotion, neither ‘petty-bourgeois’ psychologism nor refined formal experiments, are forbidden

—p.83 Against Privatized Poetry (65) by Kirill Medvedev
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4 years, 12 months ago


Orwell was suspicious of this indeterminate, petit bourgeois class, because it wanted to change itself first, and society second.

—p.222 George Orwell's Very English Revolution (204) by James Wood
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