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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Thaf s where Wittgenstein's point that it is hard to paint a clear picture of a fuzzy
object comes in. The stuff that sociologists study is some of the fuzziest in the
universe. Most sociologists long ago accepted that to understand a particular
... to a group, simply because he or she belongs to that group and is therefore
presumed to have the objectionable qualities ascribed to the group. Mr. X: Thaf s
just it; they don't go in 222 CHAPTER 14 INEQUALITY AND ASCRIPTION
Now thaf s a white person. ... A black person also has one hundred ergs; he uses
fifty percent the same way a white man does, dealing with what the white man
has [to deal with], so he has fifty percent left. But he uses twenty-five percent ...
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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