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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Learning to Be Deviant: Howard Becker's Study of Marijuana Use Merton's
conception of structural strain gives us some insight into why people might act in
deviant ways, but it really does not tell us how people actually become deviant.
These theories tend to take for granted that some acts are deviant and others are
not. One implication of this is that regardless of who commits the deviant act, they
will be responded to in the same way as anyone else who commits that ...
False— people generally do not agree on which behaviors are deviant and
which are not deviant. In fact, there is a great deal of disagreement in society
about what is deviant and what is not. It varies among subcultures and across
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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