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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It is important to remember that the goal of sociology is not to undermine society
or people's beliefs. Still, I can assure you of one thing: Any belief that can't stand
up to objective scrutiny is hardly worth having. Sociologists cultivate the skill of ...
IDEAS AND BELIEFS Social scientists use the term belief to refer to people's
ideas about what is real and what is not real. Beliefs, then, have to do with what
people accept as factual. For example, as I mentioned in chapter 1, people once
In the most general sense, legitimating rationales are widely accepted beliefs that
something is fair and just. With respect to stratification, then, legitimating
rationales are widely accepted beliefs that the inequalities that exist in a
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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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