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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person might say that men tend to earn more than women because men are
more likely to be managers and women are more likely to be clerical workers. But
these data make that naive statement seem really suspect. Even if we only
Here is how Mead summarized the nature of male and female in each society:
We found the Arapesh — both men and women — displaying a personality that,
out of our historically limited preoccupations, we would call maternal in its
Nonetheless, what it meant to be a woman or a man varied tremendously across
these groups. Today sociologists frequently distinguish between sex differences (
the physical and biological differences between males and females) and ...
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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