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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A* Max Weber (1864- 1920) explored and expanded Tonnies' ideas about
people's motivations for acting. the rules of the relationship. If John believed that
he was your best friend (a Gemeinschaft relationship), he would take it as a
Max Weber claimed that modern life would come to be increasingly played out in
bureaucracies. The bureaucracy, according to Weber, is one of the more
important manifestations of the trend toward the rationalization of life. Weber
studied a ...
As Weber defined it, power "is the probability that one actor within a social
relationship will be in a position to carry out his own will despite resistance." Thus
, according to Weber, power is the ability to impose one's will or to get one's way
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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