Problem

Over-simplification of social concepts


Experimental visualization of narrower problems
Other Names:
Misappropriation of social values
Collapsed conceptualization
Trivialization of social values
False concreteness of societal concepts
Vulgarization of concepts
Nature:
Appropriating the articulation of a profound and necessary social, religious or cultural reality while reducing the meaning of the term to a facile social concept lends linguistic, social and symbolic credibility to the users of the word. An individual can use the term love or peace or religion and mean a very narrow and deceptive dimension of the term while implying its whole breadth of meanings. This process when used over and over again trivializes the word. The experience the word points to is left without a meaningful symbol to point to it and is then considered an inappropriate experience.
Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities
Date of last update
01.01.2000 – 00:00 CET