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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Without guidance from the sociological imagination, we are tempted to attack all
problems by treating individuals. This is because people have trouble seeing
beyond their personal and immediate circumstances. With such limited vision or ...
The next time you go out to dinner, watch the people around you to see how they
have solved the problem of how to eat. In the United States people tend not to eat
Jell-O with their fingers; they use a spoon. Most people will lick an ice cream ...
Social Institutions Some solutions to problems are given special status — these
solutions are called institutions. In everyday speech, people may refer to a
specific organization as an institution ("This university is an institution of higher ...
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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