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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Durkheim called this sort of solidarity mechanical because people in the
community functioned together as a simple machine. Life in modern society is
very different, Durkheim said. People's labor is more specialized, and their
interests are ...
People live a different sort of existence in modern society, said Weber. In the
modern world individuals more frequently do things to achieve specific goals
efficiently. Most of us work to live; we don't live to work. One way of behaving, ...
When you hear about surveys done before elections, for example, you will
frequently hear about two sorts: scientific and nonscientific The difference usually
has to do with the sort of sampling technique used. Scientific surveys use
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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