- 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

A process of change that arises from the tension between a particular way of doing or thinking and its contradictory positioning.

Longer explanation

In our society we might hold a particular belief to be true (a thesis). But some simply don't agree, in fact they believe just the opposite (an antithesis). So what happens? ...

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