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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Certainly any activity that requires cooperation between individuals (from hunting
game to building rockets) is facilitated by language. Language is made up of
certain kinds of symbols (spoken or written words and gestures) and rules (such
That the residents of the Tro- briand islands of Papua, New Guinea, have a
hundred words for yams? That the people of the Solomon Islands have nine
words for coconut? For that matter, what can you deduce from the fact that
In other words, a stigma can be either ascribed or achieved. Goffman argued that
a stigma can affect one's social interactions in two ways. When a stigma is visible
or known, it can result in a discredited identity. Like Bob, who because he lived ...
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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