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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That the residents of the Tro- briand islands of Papua, New Guinea, have a
hundred words for yams? That the people of the Solomon Islands have nine
words for coconut? For that matter, what can you deduce from the fact that
In other words, a stigma can be either ascribed or achieved. Goffman argued that
a stigma can affect one's social interactions in two ways. When a stigma is visible
or known, it can result in a discredited identity. Like Bob, who because he lived ...
Some Words About Slavery Although slavery is a major source of inequality
everywhere it exists, I have not included it as a system of stratification in and of
itself. The reason for this is that slavery can exist (and has done so) within caste,
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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