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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Consider the juvenile court judge who is also a parent. The status of judge in our
society requires the incumbent to play a role in which he or she treats all
defendants alike. The role of parent is different. Parents are supposed to be loyal
to and ...
Parents protect, instruct, and nourish children. Children obey their parents, go to
school, and do their chores. Values "All for one, and one for all." "Blood is thicker
than water." Norms Help one another. Don't rat on family members. Parents treat
Social scientists have extensively documented that parents' social class has a
tremendous effect on their children's life chances. Simply put, people have a
greater chance of succeeding in life if their parents are not poor. In what respects
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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