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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Chapter 2 The Sociological Eye 27 The Focus on the Social 27 Skepticism 30
Box: Nail Down That Distinction Between Manifest and Latent Functions! 31
Chapter Review 33 Stop and Review: Answers and Discussion 33 Chapter 3
Chapter Review 1. Make a list of the sociological concepts that you learned in
this chapter. Define each term. (Hint: You will learn the most from this exercise if,
in addition to defining each concept, you create an example of it in your own
The degree to which that is true in real life (as opposed to theory) is something
we will examine in the next two chapters. 12.2 Give two examples of each of the
following: a. vertical mobility b. horizontal mobility c. intragenerational mobility d.
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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