The Practical Skeptic: Core Concepts in Sociology

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McGraw-Hill, 2001 - Social Science - 257 pages
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Using a conceptual organizing framework, THE PRACTICAL SKEPTIC: CORE CONCEPTS IN SOCIOLOGY, 2nd Edition, is a concise introduction to sociology that focuses on core concepts as the central building blocks for understanding sociology. Written in a lively, conversational style, McIntyre uses numerous pedagogical features to help students grasp key sociological concepts.

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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.

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