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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Social scientists have extensively documented that parents' social class has a
tremendous effect on their children's life ... —C.Wright Mills (1959) The Matthew
Effect As figure 13.3 suggests, the advantages that Inequality and Achievement
The Matthew Effect As figure 13.3 suggests, the advantages that come with
wealth tend to endure even during troubled economic times. The figure shows
that during the 1980s, the rich got richer while the not- so-rich got poorer. This
See also collective conscience; organic solidarity Meier, Robert, 202 Merton,
Robert K, 30-31; on deviance, 166- 169, 170; on discrimination, 223-224. See
also goal displacement; Matthew effect mesomorph: An individual with a
physique that ...
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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