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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8 Social Structure When sociologists look at societies, or smaller groups such as
colleges, or even families or Cub Scout troops, they see more than just
assemblies of people; they see social structures. A social_structure is a set of
Roles Sociologists define a role as the sum total of expectations about the
behavior attached to a particular social status. Consider my sociology class. In
that social structure, my status is professor. My role is to teach — I'm expected to
societial needs, 129-139; and social change, 139-140 social issues: Mills' term
for problems whose causes are properly ... in social institutions, 130; and
parental expectations, 151-152; the concept as used by Weber, 191 social
structure: An ...
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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