- 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

Culture

Core definition

The knowledge, values, beliefs, traditions, spirituality, emotive features, material products, lifestyles, and notions of community that exist in a society.

Longer explanation

They say ‘culture’ is notoriously hard to define. I think this is because culture not only surrounds us, but actually creates us. Yes, culture is socially constructed (see social ...

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