- 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

What a person considers to be utterly outside their self-image, but is nonetheless a factor in the constitution of that self-image.

Longer explanation

So how do you develop a sense of self? Well, it definitely comes from knowing ‘what’ you are, that is American, Christian, white male. These characteristics, however, only take shape by ...

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