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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From Getneinschaft and Gesellschaft (1887) FERDINAND TONNIES All intimate,
private, and exclusive living together, so we discover, is understood as life in
Gemeinschaft (community). Gesellschaft (society) is public life — it is the world
If John believed that he was your best friend (a Gemeinschaft relationship), he
would take it as a terrible betrayal if you sold him out to gain some benefit for
yourself (that is, if you treated your relationship as Gesellschaft). On the other
List two of your relationships that are Gemeinschaft and two that are Gesellschaft.
Explain why you have categorized each relationship as either Gemeinschaft or
Gesellschaft. Then assume that you had to leave some of your relationships.
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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