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e-readiness

(noun) The level of knowledge or ability needed to understand and implement digital technology or information.

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e-self

(noun) “[A]n experience of individuality in which the affective and philosophical self-resources of rock ‘n’ roll media are displaced or at least supplemented by the increasingly technological and commodified aspects of the media” (Kotarba 2013:15).

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e-waste

(noun) Waste created from broken or obsolete electronics.

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ecclesia

(noun) An official or unofficial religion considered the state religion.

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ecological fallacy

1. (noun) A mistake caused by assuming what is true for a group is true for the individual members of the group; 2. (noun) In statistical analysis, an error caused by inferring aggregate data remains true on an individual level.

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ecology

(noun) The study of organisms (i.e., animals, humans, and plants) and their interactions with each other and their natural environment.

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economic determinism

(noun) A theory stating all social phenomena are determined by economic factors such as supply and demand.

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economic system

(noun) How goods and services are provided within a society to meet needs and wants.

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economics

(noun) The social science concerned with description and analysis of the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services and the allocation and management of investments, money, and wealth.

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economism

(noun) The theory that economic forces have dominance over all others such as social forces and cultural forces.

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economy

(noun) An institution that organizes the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services to individuals in a society.

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ecoterrorism

(noun) An act of terrorism motivated by concern for the environment.

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education

(noun) An institution through which children are taught basic academic knowledge, life skills, and norms.

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egalitarian authority

(noun) A family or group dynamic where parents or members share power and authority equally.

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egalitarian society

(noun) A society that lacks social stratification and with the exception of inequality based on ability and age, provides equal access to resources and prestige.

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egalitarianism

(noun) The principle that all people in a society have the same fundamental worth and should have equal civil, economic, and political rights.

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egocentrism

(noun) Concern for your own interests and well-being over all others; self-centeredness.

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elder abuse

(noun) When older people are deprived of care or intentionally harmed by their caretakers.

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embourgeoisement

1. (noun) In Western societies, the process of internalizing and reproducing behaviors, norms, and values associated with the middle-class; 2. (noun) The process involved in becoming financially affluent.