- Are you confused by academic jargon? - Do you know your `discourse' from your `dialectic'? - Can you tell the difference between `anomie' and `alienation'? The Social Science Jargon Buster tackles the most confusing concepts in the social sciences, brea


Core definition

An individual's awareness of being a distinct social identity.

Longer explanation

Did you know that when a baby is born it doesn't even know that the thing over there called ‘foot’ is his or hers? A baby has no sense of self, not even a physical one. But by the time we are adults, we're suppose to know ...

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