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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Goffman argued that the stigma8 of negative social labels can work to spoil a
person's identity. According to Goffman, a stigma is "any attribute that discredits a
person or disqualifies him or her from 'full social acceptance' "(1963, 3). Goffman
who are prejudiced practice discrimination, not all people who practice
discrimination are prejudiced. Cells 1 and 4 represent the people whose
behavior is consistent with their beliefs. Cell 1 represents that person who is
prejudiced and does ...
In the United States, persons of European, African, and North American ancestry
are divided into three races: white, black, and Native American. In Mexico,
however, the same population would be divided into at least six groups: Negro (
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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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