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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Social Mobility and Open Versus Closed Systems At the most abstract level,
sociologists distinguish between open and closed stratification systems. The
distinction depends on the amount of social mobility that the system allows.
Mary Beth, on the other hand, is less vulnerable to economic disaster because
toilets, sinks, and the like are not luxuries in society. If they break, people have to
get them fixed. 12.2 a. Vertical mobility occurs when someone goes up or down ...
Nonetheless, social mobility is not exactly rare in this country. Overall, there has
been a great deal of upward social mobility in the United States and in many
European countries over the past century. But this mobility generally involves
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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