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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—Sarah Boxer (1995, 1) they wanted to reach higher heights People are poor
because they are not educated enough to know that there is something for them
out there; that they can make money. . . . They are ignorant and uneducated; a lot
Table 13.1 Childhood Poverty and Adult Outcomes Black Children White
Children Poor Not Poor Poor Not Poor Percent Who Are Poor as Adults 24.6%
9.6% 9.3% 1.2% Note: Adults were 27 to 35 years of age in 1 988. A respondent
(1964, 172) STRUCTURAL EXPLANATIONS Structural explanations of the
reproduction of the class system reject the notion that the best way to understand
poverty is to look at cultural attributes of the poor. Proponents of the structural
point of ...
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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