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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12 Stratification and Inequality Inequality is an inevitable fact of social life. In all
societies, people are ... Sociologists refer to this evaluation-ranking-reward
system and its results as social stratification. The term stratification is one that we
Sociologists use the term stratification to refer to the different social strata that
exist in society. People in higher strata ... These rationales help to account for the
persistence of particular social stratification systems. In the most general sense, ...
In an open system of stratification, we would expect to see a great deal of
intragenerational or career mobility — people should have opportunities to work
their way up (or down). And we would also expect a great deal of intergen-
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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