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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Indeed, study after study has found that most everyone (well, anyway, at least 80
percent) in the United States will describe him- or herself as a member of the
middle class. So, when you ask people about class and class differences, they
Population Group Percentage Share Highest fifth | highest fifth | | 23.2% Middle
fifth | | 15.0% 2nd lowest fifth HI 9.0% Lowest fifth | 3.6% 49.2% Figure 13.2 How
the Nation's Wealth Is Distributed Source: U.S. Bureau of the Census, 1991.
White males make up just 39.2 percent of the population, yet they account for
82.5 percent of the Forbes 400 (folks worth at least $265 miUion), 77 percent of
Congress, 92 percent of state governors, 70 percent of tenured college faculty, ...
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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