The Practical Skeptic: Core Concepts in Sociology 6 9780078026874 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.
The Practical Skeptic: Core Concepts in Sociology

The Practical Skeptic: Core Concepts in Sociology

6th Edition
By Lisa McIntyre
ISBN10: 0078026873
ISBN13: 9780078026874
Copyright: 2014
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McIntyre, The Practical Skeptic: Core Concepts in Sociology, 6e


CHAPTER 1: Responding to Chaos: A Brief History of Sociology
CHAPTER 2: The Sociological Eye 
CHAPTER 3: Science and Fuzzy Objects: Specialization in Sociology
CHAPTER 4: Who's Afraid of Sociology?
CHAPTER 5: The Vocabulary of Science
CHAPTER 6: Doing Social Research 
CHAPTER 7: Culture
CHAPTER 8: Social Structure
CHAPTER 9: Society and Social Institutions 
CHAPTER 10: Socialization 
CHAPTER 11: Deviance and Social Control 
CHAPTER 12: Stratification and Inequality 
CHAPTER 13: Inequality and Achievement: Social Class
CHAPTER 14: Inequality and Ascription: Race, Ethnicity, and Gender

About the Author

Lisa McIntyre

Lisa J. McIntyre is associate professor in sociology at Washington State University. She received the PhD in sociology from The University of Chicago. She is the author of three books including The Public Defender: The Practice of Law in the Shadows of Repute; Law in the Sociological Enterprise and The Practical Skeptic: Core Concepts in Sociology and the editor of The Practical Skeptic: Readings in Sociology. With Marvin Sussman, McIntyre edited Families and Law. An enthusiastic teacher and popular lecturer, McIntyre is a winner of Washington State University’s William F. Mullen Teaching Medal and numerous departmental teaching awards. Her central research focus is on how law and social behavior interact.