- 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

To reveal a ‘text's’ inherent contradictions and underlying assumptions in order to unpack its cultural, linguistic and historical layers of meaning.

Longer explanation

Deconstruction helps us understand that our ‘texts’, which go beyond formal writing and include social products such as TV, movies, magazines and ...

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