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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can be to bring neighbors together or promote crime fighting. The manifest
function of riding bicycles to work is to increase riders' fitness; a latent function
can be fewer cars on the road or less air pollution. Merton's distinction between
Table 5.5 Violence and Theft by Victim's Gender, Race, Age, and Income in the
United States" Type of Crime Victim's Race and Gender1' Violent' Murder Theft "
Rates per year per 1000 population. fcln the case of sexual violence, almost all ...
If you look carefully, you will see that the trend is that males, overall, are more
likely to be victims of crime. It might help to re-array the data this way: b. False—
overall, whites are not more likely to be victims of violent crime than are
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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