- 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

Pervasive sets of belief that permeate the public conscious and help individuals interpret the world and their place within it.

Longer explanation

This can be a highly confusing term because there are at least three different uses. The first is highly specific – particular sets of mainly political, but also social and economic, beliefs ...

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