The Social Science Jargon Buster

The Key Terms You Need to Know

by Zina O'Leary

- 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, breaking each down and bringing impressive clarity and insight to even the most complex terms. 

`This book successfully addresses the central task for any teacher of social theory - how to make the material accessible without making it simplistic and banal. The overall effect is a most effective text that hard-pressed students and lecturers will grab with both hands' -

Dave Harris, Senior Lecturer in Social Science

This practical, down-to-earth dictionary will help students new to social science discourse gain a thorough understanding of the key terms. Each entry includes a concise core definition, a more detailed explanation and an introduction to the associated debates and controversies. In addition, students will find a useful outline of the practical application of each term, as well as a list of key figures and recommendations for futher reading.

This dictionary brings a refreshing clarity to social science discourse, making it essential reading for all students on undergraduate social science courses.

 


  • SAGE Publications; September 2007
  • ISBN: 9781849203432
  • Edition: 1
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure ePub format
  • Title: The Social Science Jargon Buster
  • Author: Zina O'Leary
  • Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd

In The Press

`This book successfully addresses the central task for any teacher of social theory - how to make the material accessible without making it simplistic and banal' - Dave Harris, Senior Lecturer in Social Science