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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Institutions Are Generally Unplanned; They Develop Gradually 133 Institutions
Are Inherently Conservative; They Change, But Slowly 136 A Particular Society's
Institutions Are Interdependent; Because of This, Change in One Institution Tends
Social Institutions Some solutions to problems are given special status — these
solutions are called institutions. In everyday speech, people may refer to a
specific organization as an institution ("This university is an institution of higher ...
9.4 Suppose that our economy became almost totally reliant on computers,
nearly all goods and services were manufactured by robots, and most people did
their jobs from home. Over time, what impact on other social institutions might
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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