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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The Thomas theorem articulated the sociological finding that had escaped many
nonsociolog- ical observers. If one truly wants to understand why people do the
things they do, one must take into account not only what is really going on in a ...
At one point in the book, Merton made reference to the Thomas theorem. (As you
may recall from the Introduction, the Thomas theorem is "If people define
situations as real, they are real in their consequences.") Then Merton attached
See also folkways; mores; norms Taebel, Del, 199 Tawney, R. H., 198
technological change, 10-11, 23, 137 theocracy: Rule by God, or God's
representatives, 138 Thomas, Dorothy, 215 Thomas, W. I., 3 Thomas Theorem: "If
people define ...
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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