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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What is the nature of members' attachment? That is, what's your motive for
staying a member of this group? d. How long has this group been in existence? e
. What are the demands on individual members? That is, what sorts of things do
Institutionalized Institutionalized Institutionalized Institutionalized Examples of
Social Institution Statuses Roles Values Norms Social Structures Military
Education Health care The Nature of Social Institutions In addition to the fact that
INSTITUTIONS ARE INHERENTLY CONSERVATIVE; THEY CHANGE, BUT
SLOWLY The fact that institutions are legitimized by both logic and appeals to the
nature of things makes them difficult to change, because any attempt at change ...
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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