- 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

Social Change

Core definition

The alteration, adaptation, modification or transformation of social structures, social institutions, socio-cultural characteristics, social relations or socio-political ideology.

Longer explanation

Change: some fear and loathe it and actively fight against it, others welcome it and attempt to advocate and fight for it. Either way, nothing ever stays ...

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