consciousness-raising


consciousness-raising
con|scious|ness-rais|ing [ `kanʃəsnəs ,reızıŋ ] noun singular or uncount
the process of gaining more knowledge and understanding of moral, political, or social issues

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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  • Consciousness raising — (often abbreviated c.r. or CR) is a form of political activism, pioneered by United States feminists in the late 1960s. It often takes the form of a group of people attempting to focus the attention of a wider group of people on some cause or… …   Wikipedia

  • consciousness raising — consciousness .raising n [U] the process of making people understand and care more about a moral, social, or political problem, especially by giving them information …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • consciousness-raising — ☆ consciousness raising [kän′shəs nisrā΄ziŋ ] n. the process of seeking, esp. through group sessions, to increase awareness of one s role, attitudes, needs, etc. in connection with the personal, social, sexual, etc. problems of modern life …   English World dictionary

  • consciousness-raising — ¦ ̷ ̷  ̷ ̷  ̷ ̷ ¦ ̷ ̷  ̷ ̷ noun : an increasing of concerned awareness especially of some social or political issue * * * noun [noncount] : the process of making people understand and be interested in important social or political issues often… …   Useful english dictionary

  • consciousness raising — N UNCOUNT: oft N n Consciousness raising is the process of developing awareness of an unfair situation, with the aim of making people want to help in changing it. ...consciousness raising groups …   English dictionary

  • consciousness-raising — /kon sheuhs nis ray zing/, n. 1. Psychol. a group therapy technique in which the aim is to enhance the participants awareness of their particular needs and goals as individuals or as a group. 2. any method for increasing interpersonal awareness… …   Universalium

  • Consciousness-Raising — Con|scious|ness Rai|sing [ kɔnʃəsnisreiziŋ] das; [s], s <aus engl. consciousness raising, eigtl. »Bewusstseinshebung«> Form der ↑Psychotherapie, die dem Behandelten zur Bewusstseinserweiterung verhilft …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • consciousness-raising — /ˈkɒnʃəsnəs reɪzɪŋ/ (say konshuhsnuhs rayzing) adjective intended to raise one s consciousness …   Australian English dictionary

  • consciousness-raising — noun Date: 1968 an increasing of concerned awareness especially of some social or political issue …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • consciousness raising — noun (U) the process of making people understand and care more about a moral, social, or political problem …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English


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