- 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

Critical – to challenge taken-for-granted ways of knowing; to ask not only what is, but why it is, who benefits, and what are the alternatives. Radical – belief in the necessity of fundamental or revolutionary changes in practices, conditions, institutions, or ideologies.

Longer explanation

First question – do these words belong together in the ...

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