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The Practical Skeptic: Readings in Sociology
Lisa McIntyre's The Practical Skeptic: Readings in Sociology, ISBN 9780073404431 serves as the perfect companion text to her another of her published works, The Practical Skeptic: Core Concepts in Sociology as well as most other sociology texts. A combination of traditional research findings and the most current sociological topics that spark student...
Lisa McIntyre's The Practical Skeptic: Readings in Sociology, ISBN 9780073404431 serves as the perfect companion text to her another of her published works, The Practical Skeptic: Core Concepts in Sociology as well as most other sociology texts. A combination of traditional research findings and the most current sociological topics that spark student interest provides for an enjoyable reading experience for students. Selections included within this text help users to reassess relative social realms including the college classroom, televising sports shows, restaurants, doctors' offices, as well as public restrooms. The fundamental basis of these readings is that many events occurs the social world around us that easily eludes the sociologically uneducated eye. An expert sociologist, Lisa J. McIntyre holds a doctorate in sociology from the University of Chicago. She currently serves as an associate professor of sociology at Washington State University. McIntyre is no stranger to the writing arena with three other books in publication 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. McIntyre carefully organizes the reading selections included within the pages of The Practical Skeptic: Readings in Sociology across 7 sections and 40 chapters. Part 1 begins this book by looking at 'The Sociological Imagination' followed by part 2 which focuses on 'The Research Craft.' Part 3 investigates 'Culture' while part 4 offers readings surrounding 'Social Structure' and part 5 looks at 'Social Institutions and Socialization.' Par 6 delves into the realm of 'Deviance and Social Control' while this text concludes with part 7 and readings surrounding 'Inequality.'
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