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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From Suicide (1897) and The Rules of the Sociological Method (1904) EMILE
DURKHEIM What Is a Social Fact? Sociological method as we practice it rests
wholly on the basic principle that social facts must be studied as things, that is, ...
Certainly any activity that requires cooperation between individuals (from hunting
game to building rockets) is facilitated by language. Language is made up of
certain kinds of symbols (spoken or written words and gestures) and rules (such
The management of the office follows general rules, which are more or less
stable and more or less exhaustive, and which can be learned. Knowledge of
these rules represents a special technical learning, which the officials possess.
There is ...
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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