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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In such a society, Durkheim suggested, with a very simple division of labor,
people's work would be alike, and so would the people. This likeness was
important, Durkheim claimed, because it was what held people in premodern
I call this a startling conclusion because prior to Durkheim, no one had really
thought that social phenomena existed. Sure, the word social was used, but it
meant little more than a group of individuals. Throughout his life Durkheim
continued to ...
Durkheim was concerned only with the rate of suicide within a particular social
group. Or, in Mills's language, Durkheim treated what many had regarded a
private trouble as a public issue and thereby broadened our understanding of the
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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