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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8 Social Structure When sociologists look at societies, or smaller groups such as
colleges, or even families or Cub Scout troops, they see more than just
assemblies of people; they see social structures. A social structure is a set of
Overall, there has been a great deal of upward social mobility in the United
States and in many European countries over ... Sociologists refer to mobility that
results from such social facts as changes in the occupational structure,
societial needs, 129-139; and social change, 139-140 social issues: Mills' term
for problems whose causes are properly ... in social institutions, 130; and
parental expectations, 151-152; the concept as used by Weber, 191 social
structure: An ...
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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