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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(1987, 62) responses, we can not only identify the norms but get a sense of how
important they are. TYPES OF NORMS Having observed lots of norm violations
and responses to norm violators in many societies, social scientists realized that
For example, the institutional response to the need to distribute political authority
(i.e., government) may be organized as a monarchy ("rule by king or queen"),
aristocracy ("rule by the 'besf few"), tyranny ("rule by an absolute or oppressive ...
They organize in this way the responses which they call out in other persons and
call out also in themselves. Of course, this playing with an imaginary companion
is only a peculiarly interesting phase of ordinary play. Play in this sense, ...
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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