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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Indeed, study after study has found that most everyone (well, anyway, at least 80
percent) in the United States will describe him- or herself as a member of the
middle class. So, when you ask people about class and class differences, they
White males make up just 39.2 percent of the population, yet they account for
82.5 percent of the Forbes 400 (folks worth at least $265 million), 77 percent of
Congress, 92 percent of state governors, 70 percent of tenured college faculty,
Another of his respondents explained it this way: "... if you can think of the mind
as having one hundred ergs of energy, and the average man uses fifty percent of
his energy dealing with the everyday problems of the world — just the general ...
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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