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The Practical Skeptic: Readings in Sociology

The Practical Skeptic: Readings in Sociology
Author: Lisa McIntyre
ISBN 13: 9780073380032
ISBN 10: 73380032
Edition: 4
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
Publication Date: 2007-09-26
Format: Paperback
Pages: 408
List Price: N/A

This companion volume to The Practical Skeptic: Core Concepts in Sociology presents 38 articles to be used in an introductory course in sociology. Each article begins with a brief introduction and includes footnotes explaining concepts likely to be unfamiliar to novice sociologists. A sampling of topics includes an analysis of personal ads, the pitfalls of cross-cultural research, the rules of sympathy, gender in the workplace, and white-collar crime. The volume is not indexed.

Annotation © Book News, Inc., Portland, OR


A collection of 36 readings for an introductory sociology course. Accounts for the difference between the professional sociologists' writing and the student's newness with introductions outlining the authors' aims and points of view, footnotes explaining concepts that may be unfamiliar to students, and end questions to help them make sense of what they have read. No index. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.