- 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

The work that humans engage in. Labour is considered one of the four basic factors of production (the others being capital, land, and enterprise).

Longer explanation

Labour, as defined by Marx, is the paid work that the masses are forced to sell to the owners of the means of production in capitalist systems. That's ...

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