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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By this he meant that social facts (e.g., suicide rates) could only be explained by
other social facts (e.g., changes in industry or the economy), and not by individual
facts. I call this a startling conclusion because prior to Durkheim, no one had ...
The apartment house owner who refuses to rent to someone because of his or
her race, religion, or whatever is practicing individual discrimination. Institutional
discrimination involves a denial of opportunities and equal rights to individuals ...
See also macro- sociology; microsociology leveling. See cultural leveling Levine,
Robert A., 48 Lewis, Oscar, 203 Liebow, Elliot, 204 life chances: The probabilities
concerning the fate an individual can expect in life, 189n lifestyle: Distinctive ...
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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