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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These are all questions about social status or position in the social structure: "
What do you do for a living?" translates into "What is your occupational status?"
Similarly, "Are you married?" translates into "What is your marital status?" And "
The problem of status inconsistency crops up when an individual comes to
occupy multiple statuses that do not mesh with one another. For example,
consider the case of a 50-year-old man, John Jones, who returns to college to
obtain his ...
See also personal troubles; sociological imagination social self: The values,
beliefs, ideas, and decision-making strategies, and the general way in which
people live their lives, 143, 146 social status: One's place in the social system,
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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