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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In premodern society people farmed and produced crafts not merely to earn a
living; farming and crafting were ways of life, not simply ways to live. People live a
different sort of existence in modern society, said Weber. In the modern world ...
But they are the solutions chosen by those who have gone before us, and though
we have elaborated on them, these traditions or customs influence how we live
our lives. Varieties of Cultural Wisdom Proverbs are one repository of cultural.
Here's how a black student at a mostly white university described the feeling he
had as he walked home each night from a campus job to his apartment: "Even if
you wanted to, ifs difficult just to live a life where you don't come into conflict with
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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