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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In premodern society people farmed and produced crafts not merely to earn a
living; farming and crafting were ways of life, not simply ways to live. People live a
different sort of existence in modern society, said Weber. In the modern world ...
(Feagin 1991, 112) Sociologist Joe Feagin found that most white Americans
believe that these days middle-class blacks can live their lives substantially
untouched by race discrimination. He wanted to find out whether this was true.
How important is your gender to the way you live your life? Imagine that tomorrow
morning you woke up and discovered that, overnight, you had changed from
female to male (or male to female). Describe how the next few days would go for
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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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