Second Thoughts: Seeing Conventional Wisdom Through the Sociological Eye Janet M. Ruane

ISBN: 9781412956536

Published: June 11th 2008

Paperback

440 pages


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Second Thoughts: Seeing Conventional Wisdom Through the Sociological Eye  by  Janet M. Ruane

Second Thoughts: Seeing Conventional Wisdom Through the Sociological Eye by Janet M. Ruane
June 11th 2008 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 440 pages | ISBN: 9781412956536 | 8.25 Mb

Introducing students to sociologys core concepts by debunking popular misconceptions Do birds of a feather flock together or do opposites attract? Does haste make waste or should you strike while the iron is hot? Adages like these-or conventionalMoreIntroducing students to sociologys core concepts by debunking popular misconceptions Do birds of a feather flock together or do opposites attract?

Does haste make waste or should you strike while the iron is hot? Adages like these-or conventional wisdoms-shape our social life. This Fourth Edition of Second Thoughts reviews several popular beliefs and notes how such adages cannot be taken at face value. This unique text encourages students to step back and sharpen their analytic focus with 24 essays that use social research to expose the gray areas of commonly held beliefs, revealing the complexity of social reality and sharpening students sociological vision.



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