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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o 7 Culture "No matter how eloquently a dog may bark, he cannot tell you that his
parents were poor but honest." — Bertrand Russell As I sit down to write about
culture, I feel like an ant trying to . describe an elephant. The first thing that must ...
Material and Nonmaterial Culture Culture has both material and nonmaterial
attributes. ies all those things that humans make or ad raw stuff of nature:
computers, houses, forks, bulldozers, jewelry, telephones, socks, bologna
Culture consists of patterns [norms], explicit and implicit, of and for behavior
acquired and transmitted by symbols, constituting the distinctive achievements of
human groups, including their embodiments in artifacts; the essential core of
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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