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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Life in modern society is very different, Durkheim said. People's labor is more
specialized, and their interests are thus different (and even conflicting). An
especially hot summer might be bad for the vegetable farmers but great for the
The Origins of Modern Sociology in Germany: Ferdinand Tonnies, Max Weber,
and Karl Marx As Durkheim was resolving the paradox of dependency in France,
sociology was emerging in Germany under the leadership of Ferdinand Tonnies
People live a different sort of existence in modern society, said Weber. In the
modern world individuals more frequently do things to achieve specific goals
efficiently. Most of us work to live; we don't live to work. One way of behaving, ...
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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