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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FORMAL ORGANIZATIONS AND BUREAUCRACIES The quintessential
secondary group is the formal organization. Formal organizations come into
being when groups of people hand together to achieve a specific goal (for
example, to make ...
frowned on, as is accepting bribes from job candidates. Relationships within
bureaucracies are impersonal, thus ensuring equal treatment for employees as
well as customers and clients. V. Official activity demands the full working
capacity of ...
The impersonal nature of the bureaucracy and the reliance on following rules
restricts the ability of any particular supervisor or department head to act
capriciously against employees. So-called red tape, which we commonly regard
as so ...
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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