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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2 The Sociological Eye Modern sociologists continue to be inspired by two
important qualities stressed by early ... The defining quality of the sociological
imagination, Mills said, is the ability to look beyond what he called the personal
Mills believed that sociologists can help rescue people from such traps. Without
guidance from the sociological imagination, we are tempted to attack all
problems by treating individuals. This is because people have trouble seeing
The sociological perspective of Durkheim, or what Mills later called the
sociological imagination, suggested that suicide is not simply an individual
problem, or personal trouble. Durkheim himself argued that the rate of suicide
would decrease if ...
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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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