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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PRIMARY AND SECONDARY GROUPS Sociologists typically distinguish
between primary and secondary groups. The concept of primary group comes to
us from the work of sociologist Charles H. Cooley (1864-1929). Cooley was
Table 8.1 Primary Versus Secondary Groups Cooley emphasized that primary
group relationships are not always "sweetness and light." In fact, he said, a great
deal of competition will take place between members of a primary group: It is not
Recall (from chapter 8) what Cooley said about these groups. Primary groups are
characterized by intimate face-to-face association and cooperation. They are
primary in several senses but chiefly in that they are fundamental in forming the ...
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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