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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THE FUNCTIONALIST PARADIGM Sociologists who work from a functionalist
paradigm tend to share three major assumptions about the nature of the social
world: 1. Within a particular society, there is a great deal of consensus about what
What is the nature of members' attachment? That is, what's your motive for
staying a member of this group? d. How long has this group been in existence? e
. What are the demands on individual members? That is, what sorts of things do
More specifically, socialization is the process by which people acquire cultural
competency and through which society perpetuates the fundamental nature of
existing social structures. Although the socialization process is most intense for ...
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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