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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Once it was conventional wisdom that women — at least middle-class white
women — should stay in the home and care for the children and household. In
1900 only about 5 percent of married women worked outside of the home. As a
Here is how Mead summarized the nature of male and female in each society:
We found the Arapesh — both men and women — displaying a personality that,
out of our historically limited preoccupations, we would call maternal in its
Nonetheless, what it meant to be a woman or a man varied tremendously across
these groups. Today sociologists frequently distinguish between sex differences (
the physical and biological differences between males and females) and ...
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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