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The social science jargon buster : the key terms you need to know

Author: Zina O'Leary
Publisher: Los Angeles : Sage Publications, 2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Helps students new to the social sciences 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, the book includes a useful outline of the practical application of each term, as well as a list of key figures and recommendations for further reading.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Dictionaries
Terminology
Additional Physical Format: Social science jargon buster.
Los Angeles : Sage Publications, ©2007
(CTN)191445760
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Zina O'Leary
ISBN: 9781849724470 1849724474 9780857020147 0857020145 9781849203432 1849203431
OCLC Number: 465217810
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Preface --
Bibliography/Reading List --
A posteriori/a priori --
Action research --
Aesthetics --
Agency --
Alienation --
Anomie --
Authority --
Behaviourism --
(The) Body --
Bureaucracy --
Capital --
Capitalism --
Causation --
Chaos theory --
Class --
Cognitive dissonance --
Collective --
Colonization --
Commodification --
Communism --
Community --
Conflict theory --
Conservatism --
Critical/radical --
Cultural studies --
Culture --
Deconstruction --
Deductive/inductive reasoning --
Democracy --
Determinism --
Developed/developing countries --
Deviant behaviour --
Dialectic --
Dichotomy --
Discourse --
Egalitarianism --
Empiricism --
Epistemology --
Essentialism --
Ethics --
Ethnocentrism --
Ethnography --
Ethnomethodology --
Existentialism --
Fascism --
Feminism --
Functionalism --
Fundamentalism --
Game theory --
Genealogy --
Globalization --
Governance --
Grounded theory --
Hegemony --
Hermeneutics --
Historical materialism --
Historicism --
Humanism --
Human/social ecology --
Hybridity --
Hypothesis/hypothetico-deductive method --
Idealism --
Id/ego/superego --
Identity --
Ideology --
Imperialism --
Individualism --
Industrialization --
Instrumentalism --
Justice --
Knowledge --
Labelling theory --
Labour --
Leadership --
Liberalism --
Marginalization --
Marxism --
Materialism --
McDonaldization --
Metanarratives --
Methodology --
Methods --
Micro/macroeconomics --
Modernism/postmodernism --
Modernity --
Multiculturalism --
Nationalism --
Nominalism --
Norms --
Ontology --
Other --
Paradigm --
Patriarchy --
Pedagogy/critical pedagogy --
Personality --
Phenomenology --
Pluralism --
Positivism --
Post-industrial --
Postmodernity --
Post-positivism --
Power --
Pragmatism --
Praxis --
Prejudice/discrimination --
Protestant ethic --
Qualitative/quantitative --
Rationalism --
Realism --
Reductionism --
Reflexivity --
Reification --
Relativism --
Research credibility (positivist) --
Research credibility (post-positivist) --
Revolution --
Risk society --
Role --
Scientific method --
Secularization --
Self --
Semiotics --
Sexuality --
Social change --
Social constructionism --
Social control --
Social Darwinism --
Social mobility --
Social movements --
Social science research --
Social stratification --
Socialism --
Socialization --
Society --
Sociobiology --
Socioeconomic status --
Sociolinguistics --
Solidarity --
(The) State --
Structuralism/Post-structuralism --
Subject --
Subjectivism --
Symbolic interactionism --
Systems theory --
Technology --
Teleology --
Theory/social theory --
Totalitarianism --
Urbanization --
Utilitarianism. Preface --
Action research --
Aesthetics --
Agency --
Alienation --
Anomie --
A posteriori/a priori --
Authority --
Behaviourism --
(The) body --
Bureaucracy --
Capital --
Capitalism --
Causation --
Chaos theory --
Class --
Cognitive dissonance --
Collective --
Colonization --
Commidification --
Communism --
Community --
Conflict theory --
Conservatism --
Critical/radical --
Cultural studies --
Culture --
Deconstruction --
Deductive/inductive reasoning --
Democracy --
Determinism --
Develop/developing countries --
Deviant behaviour --
Dialectic --
Dichotomy --
Discourse --
Egalitarianism --
Empiricism --
Epistemology --
Essentialism --
Ethics --
Ethnocentrism --
Ethnography --
Ethnomethodology --
Existentialism --
Fascism --
Feminism --
Functionalism --
Fundamentalism --
Game theory --
Genealogy --
Globalization --
Governance --
Grounded theory --
Hegemony --
Hermeneutics --
Historical materialism --
Historicism --
Human/social ecology --
Humanism --
Hybridity --
Hypothesis/hypotetico-deductive method --
505 00 Id/ego/superego --
Idealism --
Identity --
Ideology --
Imperialism --
Individualism --
Industrialization --
Instrumentalism --
Justice --
Knowledge --
Labelling theory --
Labour --
Leadership --
Liberalism --
Marginalization --
Marxism --
Materialism --
McDonaldization --
Metanarratives --
Methodology --
Methods --
Micro/macroeconomics --
Modernism/postmoderism --
Modernity --
Multiculturalism --
Nationalism --
Nominalism --
Norms --
Ontology --
Other --
Paradigm --
Patriarchy --
Pedagogy/critical pedagogy --
Personality --
Phenomenology --
Pluralism --
Positivism --
Postmodernity --
Post-industrial --
Post-positivism --
Power --
Pragmatism --
Praxis --
Prejudice/discrimination --
Protestant ethic --
Qualitative/quantitative --
Rationalism --
Realism --
Reductionism --
Reflexivity --
Reification --
Relativism --
Research credibility (positivist) --
Research credibility (post-positivist). Revolution --
Risk society --
Role --
Scientific method --
Secularization --
Self --
Semiotics --
Sexuality --
Social change --
Social constructionism --
Social control --
Social Darwinism --
Social mobility --
Social movements --
Social science research --
Social stratification --
Socialism --
Socialization --
Society --
Sociobiology --
Socioeconomic status --
Sociolinguistics --
Solidarity --
(The) state --
Structuralism/post-structuralism --
Subject --
Subjectivism --
Symbolic interactionism --
Systems theory --
Technology --
Teleology --
Theory/social theory --
Totalitarianism --
Urbanization --
Utilitarianism --
Bibliography/reading list --
Index.
Responsibility: Zina O'Leary.

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Tackling the most confusing concepts in the social sciences, breaking each down and bringing clarity and insight to even the most complex terms, this down-to-earth dictionary will help your students  Read more...

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