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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8 Social Structure When sociologists look at societies, or smaller groups such as
colleges, or even families or Cub Scout ... lawyer, physician, firefighter, computer
programmer), social class statuses (upper class, middle class, lower class).
As Weber defined it, power "is the probability that one actor within a social
relationship will be in a position to carry out his own will despite ... Most
sociologists follow Weber's example in treating social class as a
multidimensional thing. Thus ...
See also anomie, as cause of deviance legitimating rationales: Explanations for
why social arrangements are right and proper, 182. See caste system; estate
system; social class Lemert, Edwin, 175-176 Lemkin, Raphael, 47n Lennon, ...
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