- 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

Culturally established and socially enforced expectations of appropriate social behaviour.

Longer explanation

We're surrounded by norms. Some profound (incest is wrong), some ridiculous (platform shoes are out), some religious (do unto others as you would have them do unto you), some nonsensical (asking God to bless a sneezer), some ...

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