The Practical Skeptic: Core Concepts in Sociology

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McGraw-Hill Higher Education, Jun 11, 2013 - Social Science
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The Practical Skeptic, a concise introduction to sociology, focuses on core concepts as the central building blocks for understanding sociology. Lisa McIntyre's straightforward, lively style and her emphasis on critical thinking make this an engaging and user-friendly text for students of all levels. Through this conversational narrative, students are able to grasp key sociological concepts and learn the essential lesson that there is much that goes on in the social world that escapes the sociologically untrained eye.
 

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Contents

Rites of Passage
165
Status Quo and Social Change
187
Stratification and lnequality
196
Class Systems
202
Social Mobility and Open Versus Closed
209
The Matthew Effect
218
Race Ethnicity
237
Prejudice
245

Groups
127
Chapter Review
133
Societal Needs
139
with an Institution in One Society Frequently
148
How Socialization Works
154
The Social Construction of Minority
254
What to Do with What Youve Learned?
260
Afterward
266
Credits
278
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