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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One latent consequence was that practitioners who could not afford the more
expensive training offered by traditional schools or who did not agree with
traditional notions of medicine were forced out of the profession.1 Tightened
(Bryson 1990, 17) This process of judging other peoples and their customs and
norms as inferior to one's own people, customs, and norms is called
ethnocentrism. Table 4.1 lists common ethnocentric attitudes toward one's own
group and ...
This means that there is no real chance of changing one's caste (or the caste of
one's children) during one's lifetime. The estate system is also mostly closed, but
there is some room for advancement. As noted previously, one could change ...
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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