7th Revised edition
By (author) George Ritzer
Sociological Theory by George Ritzer
Book DescriptionThe seventh edition of "Sociological Theory" by George Ritzer, one of the foremost authorities on sociological theory, gives readers a comprehensive overview of the major theorists and schools of sociological thought. Key theories are integrated with biographical sketches of theorists, and theories are placed in their historical and intellectual context. This helps students to better understand the original works of classical and modern theorists as well as to compare and contrast the latest substantive theories.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780071284066
(228mm x 152mm x 35mm)
Imprint: McGraw Hill Higher Education
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2007
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author George Ritzer
Blackwell Companion to Globalization, Paperback (September 2016)
This companion features 35 original essays on the complexity of globalization and its diverse and sometimes conflicting effects. Written by top scholars in the field, it offers a nuanced and detailed examination of globalization that includes both positive and critical evaluations.
Globalization, Paperback (January 2015)
Updated to reflect the latest global developments, the second edition of Globalization: A Basic Text presents an up-to-date introduction to major trends and topics relating to globalization studies.
McDonaldization of Society, Paperback (December 2014)
The latest edition of George Ritzer's seminal book. One of the most popular sociology titles of all time, from a hugely respected name in the field.
Introduction to Sociology Interactive eBook, Paperback / softback (March 2014)» View all books by George Ritzer
Interactive eBook version of George Ritzer's bestselling undergraduate introduction. Students can link directly from the page to video, audio, journal articles, additional readings, glossary terms, and other relevant resources.
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Author Biography - George 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 2000 Distinguished Contributions to Teaching Award by the American Sociological Association. He has served as Chair of two Sections of the American Sociological Association- Organizations and Occupations and Theoretical Sociology. In addition to The McDonaldization of Society (1993, 1996, 2000; translated into a dozen languages), his other efforts to apply social theory to the everyday realms of the economy and consumption include Expressing America: A Critique of the Global Credit Card Society (1995), The McDonaldization Thesis: Explorations and Extensions (1998), and Enchanting a Disenchanted World: Revolutionizing the Means of Consumption (1999). At the other end of the spectrum, his contributions to metatheorizing include Sociology: A Multiple Paradigm Science (1975), Toward an Integrated Sociological Paradigm (1981), and Metatheorizing in Sociology (1991). He has recently edited The Blackwell Companion to Major Social Theorists (2000), as well as The Handbook of Social Theory (with Barry Smart), and is co-founding editor (with Don Slater) of the Journal of Consumer Culture. In 2001 Sage of England published two volumes of his collected works- Explorations in Social Theory: From Metatheorizing to Rationalization and Explorations in the Sociology of Consumption: Fast Food Restaurants, Credit Cards and Casinos. Among his forthcoming works are the Handbook of International Social Problems and the two-volume Encyclopedia of Social Theory. His next original book, The Globalization of Nothing: So Many Making So Much of So Little will be published in 2003. In 2002 McGraw-Hill published Ritzer's Contemporary Sociological Theory and Its Classical Roots: The Basics.
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