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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Each of us lives in the social world; each of us is influenced by others and, to
some extent, hopes to influence others. Studying sociology will strengthen your
ability to understand how the social world operates and what your place is in it.
But reality is only one factor that we must take into account to understand how
people act and interact. Sociology, then, is the discipline that studies the
interactions and relationships among people — the realities and the perceived
For sociologists, cultural relativity means being objective enough to understand
people's behaviors in terms of their culture and social situation. Sociology does
not agree or disagree with, or approve or disapprove of, behavior; sociology
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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