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, even humorous 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.
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.