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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People live a different sort of existence in modern society, said Weber. In the
modern world individuals more frequently do things to achieve specific goals
efficiently. Most of us work to live; we don't live to work. One way of behaving, ...
This sort of reasoning allowed many European settlers (and their descendants) to
believe that they were as justified in killing Native Americans as they were in
killing any dangerous animal. In my own experience, many people who live in the
When you hear about surveys done before elections, for example, you will
frequently hear about two sorts: scientific and nonscientific. The difference
usually has to do with the sort of sampling technique used. Scientific surveys use
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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