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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Consider marriage. Surely, the decisions whether to get married, whom to marry,
and when are very personal decisions. Actually, they are not. Examine this matter
carefully and you will find that your marital choices are rather restricted.
The obstacles faced by same-sex partners who wish to marry are great because
their adversaries will call on both reason and nature to justify their opposition.
People who oppose same-sex marriage claim that it is not reasonable (logical) to
Polygamy and Monogamy Anthropologist George Murdock (1897-1985)
examined 554 societies and found that most societies allowed polygamous
marriages. Here are his results: 415 polygyny 135 monogamy 4 polyandry Even
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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