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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To support his argument, Heisenberg demonstrated that "it is impossible to
measure, predict, or know both the position and momentum simultaneously of a
particle, with unlimited precision in both quantities." (For example, to measure a ...
As Weber defined it, power "is the probability that one actor within a social
relationship will be in a position to carry out his own will despite resistance." Thus
, according to Weber, power is the ability to impose one's will or to get one's way
Marx would say that Mary Beth, the plumber, has a higher class position than
Elizabeth, the attorney. The reason is that Mary Beth owns (part of) the means of
production, while Elizabeth makes her living selling her labor. b. Weber would
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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