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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As far as Marx was concerned, everything else — ideas, values, social
conventions, art, literature, morals, law, and even religion — was "
epiphenomenal," or secondary to and in the service of the economic realities of
society. Thus, for ...
do religious beliefs have on a person's behavior?" or, "What are the manifest and
latent functions of religion in society?" But no working sociologist would ask, "Is
there a God?" or, "Is God more fond of Buddhists, Catholics, Muslims, Jews, ...
Take religion, for example. Even in our society, where people pride themselves
on having freedom of religion, one's religious practices cannot stray too far from
the accepted institutional pattern. If your religion requires you to participate in 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