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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Merton said that really understanding social things involves identifying both their
manifest (intended and obvious) and latent (unintended and frequently hidden)
consequences. Merton called these consequences functions. One of the most ...
Nail Down That Distinction Between Manifest and Latent Functions! University
Education Manifest function: educate young adults Latent function: keep young
adults out of the job market, thereby easing competition for older adults Mother's
The manifest function of riding bicycles to work is to increase riders' fitness; a
latent function can be fewer cars on the road or less air pollution. Merton's
distinction between manifest and latent functions is important. It reminds us to
look beyond ...
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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