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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(1966, 53) Berger and Luckmann explained that following routines provides ,
benefits to people: Routines free up mental space for thinking 9\ about more
important things. (For example, each time I sit down to eat a bowl of Jell-O, the
fact that I ...
Economist Lester Thurow explained it this way: "Once wealth is accumulated,
opportunities to make more money multiply, since accumulated wealth leads to
income-earning opportunities that are not open to those without wealth" (1996,
They suggest that the differences in the values, beliefs, and behavioral norms
that seem to exist are better explained as the consequences of poverty rather
than as the causes. Sociologist Elliot Liebow, who explored the life of the urban
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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