- 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

The conversion of use-value (the value of a chicken in feeding one's hunger) to monetary or exchange-value at a market (on sale for $7.95).

Longer explanation

What value does an object have? Is it the value that an object brings to our lives – or is it $$? Is the value of a sweater warmth or $29.95? Is the ...

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