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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By this he meant that social facts (e.g., suicide rates) could only be explained by
other social facts (e.g., changes in industry or the economy), and not by individual
facts. I call this a startling conclusion because prior to Durkheim, no one had ...
implications for the psychic structure of the individual; it does not lead to symbolic
reorganization at the level of self-regarding attitudes and social roles. . . . Primary
deviation, as contrasted with secondary is polygenetic, arising out of a variety ...
See also macro- sociology; microsociology leveling. See cultural leveling Levine,
Robert A., 48 Lewis, Oscar, 203 Liebow, Elliot, 204 life chances: The probabilities
concerning the fate an individual can expect in life, 189n lifestyle: Distinctive ...
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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