The Practical Skeptic: Core Concepts in Sociology

Author: Lisa McIntyre

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

ISBN: 0077516184

Category: Social Science

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The Practical Skeptic, a concise introduction to sociology, focuses on core concepts as the central building blocks for understanding sociology. Lisa McIntyre's straightforward, lively style and her emphasis on critical thinking make this an engaging and user-friendly text for students of all levels. Through this conversational narrative, students are able to grasp key sociological concepts and learn the essential lesson that there is much that goes on in the social world that escapes the sociologically untrained eye.
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The Practical Skeptic: Core Concepts in Sociology

Author: Lisa McIntyre

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages

ISBN: 9780072885248

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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Using a conceptual organizing framework, The Practical Skeptic: Core Concepts in Sociology is a concise introduction to sociology that focuses on core concepts as the central building blocks for understanding sociology. Written in a lively, very conversational style -- witness such chapter titles as "Science and Fuzzy Objects: Specialization in Sociology" and "Who’s Afraid of Sociology?" --, McIntyre uses numerous pedagogical features to help students grasp key sociological concepts and to learn the essential lesson that there is much that goes on in the social world that escapes the sociologically untrained eye.
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The Practical Skeptic: Readings in Sociology

Author: Lisa McIntyre

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages

ISBN: 9780073380032

Category: Social Science

Page: 408

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The Practical Skeptic: Readings in Sociology includes classic sociological research writings as well as recent pieces on fascinating topics of interest to students. It is the ideal companion to McIntyre’s text, The Practical Skeptic: Core Concepts in Sociology or other sociology texts. Readings in this edition challenge students to re-evaluate familiar social arenas: the college classroom, televised sports shows, restaurants, doctors’ offices and even public restrooms. The readings focus around the essential message that there is much that goes on in the social world that escapes the sociologically untrained eye.
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The Practical Skeptic

Readings in Sociology

Author: Lisa J. McIntyre

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages

ISBN: 9780072885309

Category: Social Science

Page: 372

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"I suspect that beginning students assigned to read sociology feel much like the theatergoer who stumbles into a foreign film without subtitles. [So] I tried to keep the needs of the introductory student in mind. I tried to bridge the gap between the sociologists who wrote these articles and the students who will read them. My goal is to replace boredom with intellectual challenge, to make sociology not 'easy,' but accessible."--Lisa McIntyre Using a conceptual framework,The Practical Skeptic: Readings in Sociologyincludes classic sociological research writings as well as recent pieces on fascinating topics of interest to students. It is the ideal companion to McIntyre’s text,The Practical Skeptic: Core Concepts in Sociologyor other sociology texts. Readings in this edition challenge students to re-evaluate familiar social arenas: the college classroom, televised sports shows, restaurants, doctors’ offices and even public restrooms. The essential lesson of the readings is this: There is much that goes on in the social world that escapes the sociologically untrained eye. "I would certainly adopt this reader again. It is a wonderful, enriching complement to McIntyre’s textbook and introduces students to the richness and depth that characterizes the sociological literature."-- Susan Humpers-Ginther, Minnesota State University, Moorhead
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The Practical Skeptic: Readings in Sociology

Author: Lisa J. McIntyre

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9780078026881

Category: Social Science

Page: 416

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The Practical Skeptic: Readings in Sociology includes classic sociological research writings as well as recent pieces on fascinating topics of interest to students. It is the ideal companion to McIntyre's text, The Practical Skeptic: Core Concepts in Sociology, or other sociology texts. Readings in this edition challenge students to re-evaluate familiar social arenas: the college classroom, televised sports shows, restaurants, doctors' offices and even public restrooms. The readings focus around the essential message that there is much that goes on in the social world that escapes the sociologically untrained eye.
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Need to Know: Social Science Research Methods

Author: Lisa McIntyre

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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This accessible, alternative approach to mainstream Research Methods titles is written for students who will need to interpret social research in their careers and, more than likely, have opportunities to do research. The book’s focus is on equipping students with the tools both to evaluate research done by others and to do their own research. Exercises in the text help students develop skills and strategies for research, including Internet assignments for finding and evaluating sources. The text provides students with a solid grounding in the relevant aspects of the philosophy of science and thoroughly explains the differences between quantitative and qualitative research methods.
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The Cambridge Handbook of Sociology: Volume 1

Core Areas in Sociology and the Development of the Discipline

Author: Kathleen Odell Korgen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108210643

Category: Social Science

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Whether a student, an instructor, a researcher, or just someone interested in understanding the roots of sociology and our social world, The Cambridge Handbook of Sociology, Volume 1 is for you. This first volume of the Handbook focuses on core areas of sociology, such as theory, methods, culture, socialization, social structure, inequality, diversity, social institutions, social problems, deviant behavior, locality, geography, the environment, and social change. It also explains how sociology developed in different parts of the world, providing readers with a perspective on how sociology became the global discipline it is today. Each essay includes a discussion of how the respective subfield contributes to the overall discipline and to society. Written by some of the most respected scholars, teachers, and public sociologists in the world, the essays are highly readable and authoritative.
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Silent Racism

How Well-Meaning White People Perpetuate the Racial Divide

Author: Barbara Trepagnier

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1315284448

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Vivid and engaging, Silent Racism persuasively demonstrates that silent racism-racism by people who classify themselves as "not racist"-is instrumental in the production of institutional racism. Trepagnier argues that heightened race awareness is more important in changing racial inequality than judging whether individuals are racist. The collective voices and confessions of "nonracist" white women heard in this book help reveal that all individuals harbor some racist thoughts and feelings. Trepagnier uses vivid focus group interviews to argue that the oppositional categories of racist/not racist are outdated. The oppositional categories should be replaced in contemporary thought with a continuum model that more accurately portrays today's racial reality in the United States. A shift to a continuum model can raise the race awareness of well-meaning white people and improve race relations. Offering a fresh approach, Silent Racism is an essential resource for teaching and thinking about racism in the twenty-first century.
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