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 Weber defined it, power "is the probability that one actor within a social
relationship will be in a position to carry out his own will despite ... Most
sociologists follow Weber's example in treating social class as a
multidimensional thing. Thus ...
Inequality and Achievement Social Class hen I introduce students to the concept
of stratification, V V they often react as if ifs a topic that is relevant only to other
societies. More specifically, I have observed in my students a tendency to believe
See also anomie, as cause of deviance legitimating rationales: Explanations for
why social arrangements are right and proper, 182. See caste system; estate
system; social class Lemert, Edwin, 175-176 Lemkin, Raphael, 47n Lennon, ...
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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