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The Practical Skeptic Core Concepts in Sociology

The Practical Skeptic  Core Concepts in Sociology Author Lisa McIntyre
ISBN-10 9780077516185
Release 2013-06-11
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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.

Practical Skeptic Readings in Sociology

Practical Skeptic  Readings in Sociology Author McIntyre
ISBN-10 0071112979
Release 2005-05
Pages 384
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Practical Skeptic Readings in Sociology has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Practical Skeptic Readings in Sociology also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Practical Skeptic Readings in Sociology book for free.

The Practical Skeptic Readings in Sociology

The Practical Skeptic  Readings in Sociology Author Lisa McIntyre
ISBN-10 0078026881
Release 2013-06-10
Pages 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.

Need to Know Social Science Research Methods

Need to Know  Social Science Research Methods Author Lisa McIntyre
ISBN-10 UOM:39015061183268
Release 2004-05-05
Pages 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.

The Practical Skeptic Core Concepts in Sociology

The Practical Skeptic  Core Concepts in Sociology Author CTI Reviews
ISBN-10 9781497053991
Release 2016-09-26
Pages 78
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Facts101 is your complete guide to The Practical Skeptic, Core Concepts in Sociology. In this book, you will learn topics such as Science and Fuzzy Objects: Specialization in Sociology, Who`s Afraid of Sociology?, The Vocabulary of Science, and Doing Social Research plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Ain t No Makin It

Ain t No Makin  It Author Jay MacLeod
ISBN-10 9780429975080
Release 2018-03-09
Pages 552
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This classic text addresses one of the most important issues in modern social theory and policy: how social inequality is reproduced from one generation to the next. With the original 1987 publication of Ain?t No Makin? It Jay MacLeod brought us to the Clarendon Heights housing project where we met the `Brothers? and the `Hallway Hangers.? Their story of poverty, race, and defeatism moved readers and challenged ethnic stereotypes. MacLeod?s return eight years later, and the resulting 1995 revision, revealed little improvement in the lives of these men as they struggled in the labor market and crime-ridden underground economy. The third edition of this classic ethnography of social reproduction brings the story of inequality and social mobility into today?s dialogue. Now fully updated with thirteen new interviews from the original Hallway Hangers and Brothers, as well as new theoretical analysis and comparison to the original conclusions, Ain?t No Makin? It remains an admired and invaluable text. Contents Part One: The Hallway Hangers and the Brothers as Teenagers 1. Social Immobility in the Land of Opportunity 2. Social Reproduction in Theoretical Perspective 3. Teenagers in Clarendon Heights: The Hallway Hangers and the Brothers 4. The Influence of the Family 5. The World of Work: Aspirations of the Hangers and Brothers 6. School: Preparing for the Competition 7. Leveled Aspirations: Social Reproduction Takes Its Toll 8. Reproduction Theory ReconsideredPart Two: Eight Years Later: Low Income, Low Outcome 9. The Hallway Hangers: Dealing in Despair 10. The Brothers: Dreams Deferred 11. Conclusion: Outclassed and Outcast(e)Part Three: Ain?t No Makin? It? 12. The Hallway Hangers: Fighting for a Foothold at Forty 13. The Brothers: Barely Making It 14. Making Sense of the Stories, by Katherine McClelland and David Karen

The Forest and the Trees

The Forest and the Trees Author Allan G. Johnson
ISBN-10 156639564X
Release 1997
Pages 205
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One sociologist's response to the hypothetical - the core insight with the greatest potential to change how people see the world and themselves in it. The book is an account of how sociological practice affects almost every aspect of life, from news headlines to the experience of growing older.

The Practical Skeptic Core Concepts in Sociology

The Practical Skeptic  Core Concepts in Sociology Author Cram101 Textbook Reviews
ISBN-10 9781497048423
Release 2016-03-24
Pages 72
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Never HIGHLIGHT a Book Again! Includes all testable terms, concepts, persons, places, and events. Cram101 Just the FACTS101 studyguides gives all of the outlines, highlights, and quizzes for your textbook with optional online comprehensive practice tests. Only Cram101 is Textbook Specific. Accompanies: 9780205744640. This item is printed on demand.

Street Corner Society

Street Corner Society Author William Foote Whyte
ISBN-10 9780226922669
Release 2012-04-26
Pages 418
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Street Corner Society is one of a handful of works that can justifiably be called classics of sociological research. William Foote Whyte's account of the Italian American slum he called "Cornerville"—Boston's North End—has been the model for urban ethnography for fifty years. By mapping the intricate social worlds of street gangs and "corner boys," Whyte was among the first to demonstrate that a poor community need not be socially disorganized. His writing set a standard for vivid portrayals of real people in real situations. And his frank discussion of his methodology—participant observation—has served as an essential casebook in field research for generations of students and scholars. This fiftieth anniversary edition includes a new preface and revisions to the methodological appendix. In a new section on the book's legacy, Whyte responds to recent challenges to the validity, interpretation, and uses of his data. "The Whyte Impact on the Underdog," the moving statement by a gang leader who became the author's first research assistant, is preserved. "Street Corner Society broke new ground and set a standard for field research in American cities that remains a source of intellectual challenge."—Robert Washington, Reviews in Anthropology

The Public Defender

The Public Defender Author Lisa J. McIntyre
ISBN-10 0226559610
Release 1987
Pages 199
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The Public Defender has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Public Defender also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Public Defender book for free.

Sociological Classics

Sociological Classics Author David Kauzlarich
ISBN-10 0131918060
Release 2004-04-26
Pages 134
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Collection of 14 classical readings in sociology with readings by female sociologists.

Readings for Sociology

Readings for Sociology Author Garth Massey
ISBN-10 0393938840
Release 2015-02-24
Pages 544
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The perfect mix of classic and contemporary readings.

Becoming Rhetorical Analyzing and Composing in a Multimedia World

Becoming Rhetorical  Analyzing and Composing in a Multimedia World Author Jodie Nicotra
ISBN-10 9781305956773
Release 2018-01-01
Pages 672
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Becoming rhetorical is a transformation that allows students to identify rhetorical problems and respond to them with arguments, no matter the course or context from which the problems emerge. In BECOMING RHETORICAL, author Jodie Nicotra takes students beyond the view of the rhetorical situation as being composed of communicator, audience, and message, encouraging them also to consider important aspects such as exigence, purpose, and the means of communication. Students learn to analyze and compose in textual, visual, and multimodalities -- from evaluating an op-ed piece, to making a video of a consumer product, to creating an entire public awareness campaign -- thereby becoming confident critical thinkers in a 21st century multimedia world. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

750 Laws in Sociology

750 Laws in Sociology Author Karl Wielgus
ISBN-10 1524932930
Release 2017-05-16
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750 Laws in Sociology has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from 750 Laws in Sociology also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full 750 Laws in Sociology book for free.

Families and Law

Families and Law Author Lisa J. McIntyre
ISBN-10 9781560247081
Release 1995
Pages 326
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The family and the law, with its attendant legal systems, share a pervasive connectedness. With this new volume, family practitioners and scholars can begin to increase the family?s position in relation to the law and legal system. The contributing authors bring to light the power of laws and the ways to influence them,for the benefit of the family.

Globalization and the Demolition of Society

Globalization and the Demolition of Society Author Dennis Loo
ISBN-10 9781617926303
Release 2011-08-01
Pages 504
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Since the 1980s, advocates of “free market” forces and unrestrained individualism have succeeded in making their views dominant worldwide. In this timely, startlingly honest, wide-ranging, and profound book Dennis Loo shows that free market fundamentalism - also known as neoliberalism - make us not more secure or prosperous: it tears the social fabric and undermines security, leading inevitably to disasters on the individual, regional, and global levels. Neoliberalism is based on the mantra that market forces should run everything. It aims to eliminate job and income security, the social safety net (including welfare and other social guarantees), unions, pensions, public services, and the governmental regulation of corporations. It consequently undermines the basis for people to voluntarily cooperate with authority as almost everyone is increasingly left by themselves to face gargantuan private interests, with governmental and corporate authority ever more indifferent to the public’s welfare. Loo points out that given this trend, the government must rely on ever increasing secrecy, deception, surveillance, fear and force in order to keep people in line, no matter which political party is in power. This is the underlying reason why the Democratic and Republican Parties are less and less distinguishable from each other, and why both parties have been moving politically to the Right. Loo tells this story of two worlds in contention – those who uphold private interest vs. those who defend the public interest - by drawing from everyday life to illustrate and bring alive what might otherwise seem to be disconnected and disparate disturbing developments. Even after reading only one chapter, you will come away from Globalization and the Demolition of Society looking at the world differently. Loo uncovers the fact that many of the most devastating world catastrophes are brought on unintentionally as a result of following neoliberal policies and logic. “The worst and most alarming news here,” he writes, “is not that 9/11 was... a grand conspiracy hatched within the highest US government echelons. It is instead that 9/11 and other disasters such as the BP Deepwater Horizon catastrophe are due to the normal and ordinary workings of capitalism, and specifically neoliberal policies. That is much more distressing than believing that 9/11 was an inside job.” The book is sophisticated and subtle, ranging from exposing core flaws in neoliberalism’s founder Frederick Hayek’s works to unmasking the similarities of outlook of religious fundamentalists of the West, Middle East, and Asia, from eye-opening insights about social movements and media to revealing fundamental faults at the heart of democratic theory itself. “How might authentic popular rule be achieved?” is one of the questions Loo sets out to answer. Unlike other books that offer “more democracy” as the answer, Loo shows that “making democracy work” as it is commonly meant is not the answer to the perils that neoliberalism present the planet. If I offer you vanilla ice cream, he asks, and you eat it, does that mean that you wanted to eat vanilla ice cream in the first place? “Corporations, mass media, and public officials tell us that the fact that we get to choose what cell phone, what kind of sweetened cola, which pain reliever, what cut of denim jeans, what type of car, and which major party nominee for office we will vote for, means that we are in charge....” Choosing from among pre-selected givens is what the public is allowed. This is no more an exercise of the public will than a child is in charge of what she eats when she is told that she can choose to eat the peas or the carrots but she must eat one or the other. The root of the world’s problems runs much deeper than whether or not people are all being allowed to vote and all the votes are being counted. Loo’s analysis of this and many other related and important questions, such as the malignant “logic” of the “war on terror,” the nature of state power, and the prospects for real change, is provocative, compelling and inspiring. “The law no longer represents the standard that people must abide by in order to avoid having police actions and prosecutions imposed upon them. The new standard is that one can be subjected to governmental or private social control measures simply for being a perceived threat ...The undermining of the rule of law ... is being carried out across the full spectrum of ... policy making from top to bottom ...This means that attempts to restore the rule of law will not succeed as a strategy separated from a fundamental challenge to the entire logic of the system itself.”

Conjectures and Refutations

Conjectures and Refutations Author Karl Popper
ISBN-10 9781135971373
Release 2014-05-01
Pages 608
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Conjectures and Refutations is one of Karl Popper's most wide-ranging and popular works, notable not only for its acute insight into the way scientific knowledge grows, but also for applying those insights to politics and to history. It provides one of the clearest and most accessible statements of the fundamental idea that guided his work: not only our knowledge, but our aims and our standards, grow through an unending process of trial and error.