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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Subcultures and Countercultures Especially in modern societies, it is misleading
to speak of culture as if it were shared equally by everyone in a particular society.
Some parts of a culture are shared only by specialized groups of people.
Shared religious beliefs can also bring subcultures into being. Some religious
groups, like the Amish, are examples of people whose practices and beliefs set
them apart from the rest of society. Regional differences are also at the root of
Most occupational subcultures (police, academics, and so on) are not
countercultures. "Outlaw" groups (the Hell's Angels, the KKK) are subcultures that
are also countercultures. Because the defining characteristic of a counterculture
is that it is ...
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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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