- 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

Process of social and economic change which sees societies shift from agriculturally based subsistence economies to economies reliant on large-scale production and mass manufacturing.

Longer explanation

How different must the world have been when your vegetable patch was your main source of food, when you were reliant on wind and water for power, when ...

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