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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As far as Marx was concerned, everything else — ideas, values, social
conventions, art, literature, morals, law, and even religion — was "
epiphenomenal," or secondary to and in the service of the economic realities of
society. Thus, for ...
do religious beliefs have on a person's behavior?" or, "What are the manifest and
latent functions of religion in society?" But no working sociologist would ask, "Is
there a God?" or, "Is God more fond of Buddhists, Catholics, Muslims, Jews, ...
Table 9.2 Basic Societal Needs and Social Institutions Societal Needs Social
Institutions Have a continuing supply of new Family members Socialize new
members Family, education, religion Deal with members' sickness and Medicine
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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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