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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Although Blumenbach did not make much of racial differences (instead he
stressed the essential unity of humankind), many of the scientists who followed
him invested the concept of race with great meaning. In the nineteenth century, in
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 (
14.3 Any act that discriminates against another based on his or her race is race-
based discrimination. However, not all race-based discrimination qualifies as
racism. Determining which acts are racist and which are not requires that one
look at ...
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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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