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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These rationales help to account for the persistence of particular social
stratification systems. In the most general sense, ... In other words, one's position
in a caste system is based on ascribed characteristics. Caste membership
At one time, for example, members of the lowest castes were forbidden to move
about in public during the daylight hours merely because of the possibility that
their shadows might fall upon an upper-caste person. The caste system of India ...
Some social scientists have suggested that a slave system is just like a caste
system and that slaves are simply the outcastes. They have a point — but
Patterson argues that there are important differences between slaves and
outcastes: There ...
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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