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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NORMS In sociology we call rules about behavior norms. Norms also are part of
nonmaterial culture. Some norms, of course, are more important than others.
Consider these four norms about how women should dress when they attend a ...
(1987, 62) ♢A* responses, we can not only identify the norms but get a sense of
how important they are. TYPES OF NORMS Having observed lots of norm
violations and responses to norm violators in many societies, social scientists
The relationship between conformity to norms and deviance is frequently a
complicated one. Describe a situation in which conformity to the norms of some
smaller group would result in nonconformity to the norms of the larger society.
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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