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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Micro- sociologists generally focus on the interactions of individuals and the
context of those interactions. Macrosociologists, on the other hand, focus on
broader social phenomena, such as whole social structures, systems, and
Although most sociologists tend to do either macrosociological or
microsociological research (rather than combine the two), nearly everyone
realizes that both kinds of work are important. If we want to gain an
understanding of the family, ...
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