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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Nonsociological Theories of Deviance 161 Sociological Theories of Deviance:
Emile Durkheim and Suicide 162 The Collective Conscience and Structural
Strain 163 Egoism and Anomie 164 More Structural Strain: Robert Merton and
More Structural Strain: Robert Merton and Anomie The American sociologist
Robert Merton rediscovered Durkheim's ideas about anomie in the late 1930s.
Merton was not particularly interested in the problem of suicide, but he suspected
Or, as Merton put it, anomie exists "when a system of cultural values extols,
virtually above all else, certain common success-goals for the population at large
while the social structure rigorously restricts or completely closes access to
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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
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