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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This suggests as well that because I am a woman professor, these students may
be tempted to treat me differently than they treat Jim and they expect me to act
differently than they expect Jim to act. To the degree that students see me as a ...
... the first page of that chapter.) As I show in table 10.1, depending on their social
statuses (that is, their places in the social structure of society), parents tend to
expect different things of their children as they work to prepare them for
The teachers' expectations of the low-track students are quite low; it is as if they
expect the students only to learn to be obedient, to be respectful of authority, and
to do their work— period. They expect much more from the high-track students—
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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