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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Sociologists who study organizations, for example, have discovered that working
in a bureaucracy can have a tremendous impact on people's behavior.
Regardless of how warm and caring people are off the job, their "on-the-job
That is, how easy is it for a new person to join or an established member to leave
this group? c,T Op FORMAL ORGANIZATIONS AND BUREAUCRACIES The
quintessential secondary group is the formal organization. Formal organizations
Bureaucracies have strict chains of command or authority structures. Generally
these are shaped like pyramids — with fewer people at the top of the
bureaucracy than at the bottom. Orders or commands travel from the top of the
organization 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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