The Globalization of Nothing
By (author) George F. Ritzer
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Globalization of Nothing by George F. Ritzer
Book DescriptionThe Globalization of Nothing is back in a revised and completely updated Second Edition. In this reconceptualized volume, author George Ritzer focuses his attention squarely on the processes of globalization and how they relate to McDonaldization. This revision is shorter, more concise, and spends much less space on the Nothing-Something continuum that he introduced in the First Edition. New to the Second Edition: - Clearly focuses on the main topic of globalization - Offers a new way to conceptualize and theorize about globalization: This edition delves into two sub-processes of globalization--"glocalization" and "grobalization" - Provides a new way to think about consumer culture and globalization: New material is presented on consumer culture and its globalization as well as the role of branding - Uses a non-technical and accessible style, with many global examples: The examples in this book are drawn from everyday life and global consumer culture that are readily recognizable to students.This text can be used in a variety of courses focusing on the principles of sociology, social change, social theory, globalization, consumerism, and the global economy taught through Sociology departments. It can also be used in courses focusing on globalization, consumerism, and the global economy taught through Political Science and Economic departments.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781412940221
(229mm x 152mm x 12mm)
Imprint: Pine Forge
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Publish Date: 6-Mar-2007
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author George F. Ritzer
Enchanting a Disenchanted World, Paperback (January 2010)
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.
Encyclopedia of Social Theory, Hardback (September 2004)
The Encyclopedia of Social Theory is an indispensable reference for anyone interested in understanding contemporary social theory. It examines the global landscape of all the key theories and theorists and presents them in the context needed to understand the strengths and weaknesses of all the key areas of the discipline.
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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