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 Focus on the Social It is this focus on the social that makes the sociological
perspective unique. Because of this social focus, the sociological perspective
allows sociologists to see much that escapes the notice of other observers.
Theoretical Perspectives (Paradigms): Functionalist, Conflict, and Symbolic
Interactionist A more abstract way to divide up the discipline or field of sociology
is in terms of theoretical perspectives, or paradigms (pronounced "PAIR-a-dimes"
If we want to gain an understanding of the family, or crime, or religion, or
whatever, it is important to study the phenomenon from both perspectives. 3.2 In
your own words, explain the difference between microsociol- ogy and
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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