The Practical Skeptic: Core Concepts in Sociology
Using a conceptual organizing framework, THE PRACTICAL SKEPTIC: CORE CONCEPTS IN SOCIOLOGY, 2nd Edition, is a concise introduction to sociology that focuses on core concepts as the central building blocks for understanding sociology. Written in a lively, conversational style, McIntyre uses numerous pedagogical features to help students grasp key sociological concepts.
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Although many sociologists rank Karl Marx among the most important founders of
sociology (along with Durkheim and Weber), it is curious ... As one of his
biographers wrote, "To write about Marx as a sociologist is to be hedged in with
Second, Marx's work had a tremendous impact on sociology because of its
influence on Max Weber. Weber was still in school when Marx died, but he came
of age in an era when Marx's ideas were hotly debated in Germany. Indeed, it
But the concept of ideology gained currency only when it was taken up by Karl
Marx and Friedrich Engels in their book The German Ideology. Marx and Engels
used ideology to refer specifically to the set of ideas found in law, religion, ...
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I've always wanted to use this book to teach Introductroy Sociology. It is more clever, more interesting than the typical introductory textbook. The Teacher's guide is a set of out-of-the-ordinary exercises, rather than the usual lecture outlines and sample exam questions. Read full review