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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Social Institutions Some solutions to problems are given special status — these
solutions are called institutions. In everyday speech, people may refer to a
specific organization as an institution ("This university is an institution of higher ...
Institutionalized Institutionalized Institutionalized Institutionalized Examples of
Social Institution Statuses Roles Values Norms Social Structures Military
Education Health care The Nature of Social Institutions In addition to the fact that
Ifs important to understand the idea of institutions — the statuses, roles, values,
and norms that are organized responses to important societal needs.
Understanding institutions is important because much of what people do — how
they fall in ...
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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