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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As was frequently said, "The rich man in his castle, the poor man at his gate, God
made them, high and lowly, and ordered their estate." In short, each individual
was born into a particular "estate," or rigidly defined social group, and that was
People are poor because they are not educated enough to know that there is
something for them out there; that they can make money. . . . They are ignorant
and uneducated; a lot of them just don't care They are happy the way they are.
A respondent was defined as poor if the cost of his or her family's needs (shelter,
clothing, food) exceeded the family's income. Food stamps and other government
aid were counted as income. Source: Adapted from Margaret Corcoran, "Rags ...
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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