Encyclopedia of Social Theory
Edited by George F. Ritzer
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Encyclopedia of Social Theory by George F. Ritzer
Book Description"The Encyclopedia of Social Theory", two-volume set, is an indispensable reference source for anyone interested in understanding the roots of contemporary social theory. It examines the global landscape of all the key theories and the theorists behind them and presents them in the context needed to understand the strengths and weaknesses of all the key areas of the discipline.These include: Structural fundamentalism; Marxist theory; Critical theory; Phenomenology; Ethnomethodology; Exchange theory; Rational choice; Feminism; Multiculturalism; and Postmodernism. "The Encyclopedia of Social Theory" draws together a team of international scholars led by the editor, George Ritzer, one of the most prolific social theorists. This is a benchmark reference tool for understanding the development, achievements and prospects of social theory. Key features and benefits include: over 280 entries; a master bibliography; a complete Reader's Guide; extensive biographical coverage of the major theorists; and extensive cross-referencing.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780761926115
(280mm x 216mm x 76mm)
Imprint: SAGE Publications Inc
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Publish Date: 7-Sep-2004
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author George F. Ritzer
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A completely revised and updated edition of this unique analysis of the world of consumption, from one of the biggest names in sociology today
McDonaldization, Paperback (December 2009)
Latest update of this internationally popular anthology from George Ritzer.
Globalization of Nothing, Paperback (March 2007)
The Globalization of Nothing is back in second edition. The author focuses his attention squarely on the processes of globalization and how they relate to McDonaldization.
Handbook of Social Problems, Hardback (December 2003)» View all books by George F. Ritzer
The Handbook of Social Problems provides a unique, broadly comparative perspective on the current state of social problems and deviance in a variety of societies around the world. George Ritzer, gathers a number of leading international theorists to examine a wide variety of social problems that afflict the world today.
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Author Biography - George F. Ritzer
George Ritzer is Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland, where he has also been a Distinguished Scholar-Teacher and won a Teaching Excellence Award. He was awarded the Distinguished Contributions to Teaching Award by the American Sociological Association, an honorary doctorate from LaTrobe University in Australia, and the Robin Williams Lectureship from the Eastern Sociological Society. His best-known work, The McDonaldization of Society (8th ed.), has been read by hundreds of thousands of students over two decades and translated into over a dozen languages. Ritzer is also the editor of McDonaldization: The Reader; and author of other works of critical sociology related to the McDonaldization thesis, including Enchanting a Disenchanted World, The Globalization of Nothing, Expressing America: A Critique of the Global Credit Card Society, as well as a series best-selling social theory textbooks and Globalization: A Basic Text. He is the Editor of the Encyclopedia of Social Theory (2 vols.), the Encyclopedia of Sociology (11 vols.; 2nd edition forthcoming), the Encyclopedia of Globalization (5 vols.), and is Founding Editor of the Journal of Consumer Culture. In 2016 he will publish the second edition of Essentials of Sociology with SAGE.
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