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Showing Theory to Know Theory

Understanding social science concepts through illustrative vignettes



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This collaborative, open educational resource brings together a collection of short pedagogical texts that help new learners understand complex theoretical concepts and disciplinary jargon from the critical social sciences. Each entry "shows" an element of theory using an illustrative vignette—a short, evocative story, visual or infographic, poem, described photograph, or other audio-visual material. Of use across disciplines and community contexts, Showing Theory aims to democratize theory while linking it to practical, grounded experience.


  • Humanities / Study and teaching
  • Humanwissenschaften
  • social theory
  • Soziologie