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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TO, responses, we can not only identify the norms but get a sense of how
important they are. TYPES OF NORMS Having observed lots of norm violations
and responses to norm violators in many societies, social scientists realized that
For example, the institutional response to the need to distribute political authority
(i.e., government) may be organized as a monarchy ("rule by king or queen"),
aristocracy ("rule by the 'besf few"), tyranny ("rule by an absolute or oppressive ...
But in a game when a number of individuals are involved, the child taking one
role must be ready to take the role of everyone else. When he gets in a baseball
game, he must have the responses of each position involved in his own position.
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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