- 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

Traditionally concerned with family lineage. In a postmodern framework (see postmodernity), however, it refers to the study of the ways in which particular notions of history become ‘truth’, and what alternatives might exist.

Longer explanation

Is history what happened in the past? Well, that's what we've been taught to believe. But in reality, history ...

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