- 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 Constructionism

Core definition

Theories of knowledge that emphasize the socially constructed nature of phenomena.

Longer explanation

Real, true, and solid things like money, race, gender and religion exist out there in the world, don't they? Well, no one would argue that these things don't exist. In fact, such things make up a large part of our ...

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