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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But sociologists have identified three major problems that come up — what I call "
tricky situations" — role strain, status inconsistency, and role conflict. TRICKY
SITUATION 1: ROLE STRAIN Some statuses are accompanied by very
The problem of status inconsistency crops up when an individual comes to
occupy multiple statuses that do not mesh with one another. For example,
consider the case of a 50-year-old man, John Jones, who returns to college to
obtain his ...
The status of judge in our society requires the incumbent to play a role in which
he or she treats all defendants alike. ... 8.2 Define each of the following and give
at least one example. a. role strain b. status inconsistency c. role conflict Master ...
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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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