- 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

Also referred to as grand narratives, these are overarching or all-encompassing accounts, philosophies, theories, or stories that provide ‘truths’ and link our smaller stories together.

Longer explanation

I'll start with some examples: we're all sinners but we can work towards forgiveness and earn our place in heaven; the truth is out there and science ...

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