- 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

When individuals feel estranged or cut off from and by modern (see modernity) society.

Longer explanation

What is the difference between a cobbler who crafts a pair of shoes and a worker in a shoe factory? Well cobblers have a craft, have pride in their shoes and are likely to have relationships with both customers and any one ...

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