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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But sociologists have identified three major problems that come up — what I call "
tricky situations" — role strain, status inconsistency, and role TRICKY SITUATION
1: ROLE STRAIN Some statuses are accompanied by very demanding roles.
The problem of status inconsistency crops up when an individual comes to
occupy multiple statuses that do not mesh with one another. For example,
consider the case of a 50-year-old man, John Jones, who returns to college to
obtain his ...
See also mechanical solidarity; organic solidarity Sorokin, Pitirim, 75-76
Speilberg, Nathan, 36 Spencer, Herbert, 21-23, 24 Spitz, Rene, 144-145
Sprecher, Susan, 139 Starr, Ellen Gates, 23 status. See social status status
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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