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The Social Science Jargon Buster: The Key Terms You Need to Know

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Overview

The Social Science Jargon Buster tackles the most confusing concepts in the social sciences in an easy-to-understand, erudite, and witty way. Zina O’Leary brings impressive clarity and insight to even the most complex terms. This practical, down-to-earth dictionary 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, thebookincludes 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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412921770
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 10/17/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 344
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr Zina O’Leary is an internationally recognised leader in research methodologies and has a keen interest in the application of research to evidence based decision making in both the private and public sector. She designs and coordinates research units at the University of Sydney (Business School and Graduate School of Government) and the Australia and New Zealand School of Government. Zina also has an extensive history as a consultant and research coordinator for the Centre for Environmental Health Development at the World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre. She is the author of Researching Real World Problems, and The Social Science Jargon Buster.

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Table of Contents

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
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
Ethnocentricism
Ethnography
Ethnomethodology
Existentialism
Fascism
Feminism
Functionalism
Fundamentalism
Game theory
Geneology
Globalization
Governance
Grounded theory
Hegemony
Hermeneutics
Historical Materialism
Historicism
Human/social ecology
Humanism
Hybridity
Hypothesis/ hypothetico-deductive method
Id/ ego/ superego
Idealism
Identity
Ideology
Imperialism
Individualism
Industrialisation
Instrumentalism
Justice
Knowledge
Labelling theory
Labour
Leadership
Liberalism
Marginalization
Marxism
Materialism
Mc Donaldization
Metanarrative
Methods
Methodology
Micro/Macroeconmics
Modernism/Postmodernism
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
Secularisation
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

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