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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For one thing, Copernicus was such a timid fellow that he did not publish his
theory until he was literally on his deathbed. And even after it was published,
many were reluctant to accept the Copernican view. Copernicus's ideas of the
More specifically, much of what Weber wrote was a rejection of Marx's "
monocausal" theory that the economic system was the driving force behind all
things social. There are, Weber said, no ultimate causes — we must look not only
at the ...
Herbert Spencer (1820-1903) promoted the theory of social Darwinism (sort of
looked like Ebenezer Scrooge, didn't he?). Charles Loring Brace (1826-1890),
who founded the Children's Aid Society in the United States, had this to say about
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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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