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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Learning to Be Deviant: HowardBecker's Study of Marijuana Use Merton's
conception of structural strain gives us some insight into why people might act in
deviant ways, but it really does not tell us how people actually become deviant.
Becker's interview subjects also reported that learning to smoke marijuana was a
social thing: "I was smoking it like I did an ordinary cigarette. He said, 'no, don't do
it like that.' He said, 'suck it, you know, draw in and hold it in your lungs till you ...
Becker found that people who believed the whole thing was an illusion did not
continue to use marijuana because there was no point to doing so. Thus, without
social support, most people would not get beyond their first attempt. Generally ...
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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