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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For example, when filling out patients' charts is more important to health-care
professionals than actually treating the patients, thaf s goal displacement. When
doing well on an exam becomes more important than learning the material, that's
Everybody knows that, and thaf s why money is believed to be the great equalizer
. Although it is the basis of the conventional understanding of capitalism, the idea
that a dollar is a dollar is misleading. In reality, some people's dollars cost more ...
Thaf s the way the free market works — or is supposed to work. Overcharging
consumers is likewise irrational. If store C charges more for milk than store D,
then people will choose to shop at store C. Eventually store D will either have to
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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