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Ritzer, George

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Works: 210 works in 1,216 publications in 3 languages and 28,987 library holdings
Genres: Encyclopedias  Biography  History  Conference proceedings 
Roles: Compiler, Editor, Composer
Classifications: HM706, 301.01
Publication Timeline
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Publications about George Ritzer
Publications by George Ritzer
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Most widely held works by George Ritzer
The McDonaldization of society by George Ritzer( Book )
42 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in English and Danish and held by 2,040 libraries worldwide
"The McDonaldization of Society, Revised New Century Edition, discusses how McDonaldization and the broader process of globalization (in a new Chapter 8) are spreading more widely and more deeply into various social institutions such as education, medicine, the criminal justice system, and more. This Revised New Century Edition provides many new, relevant examples from recent events and contemporary popular culture, including the ever-increasing global proliferation of McDonald's and other fast food franchises, shopping malls, and similar commercial entities. Their impact is examined in the post-September 11, 2001 era." "The McDonaldization of Society is ideal for use in a wide range of higher-education courses and will be of equal value of anyone interested in social criticism. The book offers readers new insight into the society they are constructing around them and will be sure to spark debate in and out of the classroom."--Jacket
Encyclopedia of social theory by Dr. George F Ritzer( Book )
30 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 1,606 libraries worldwide
Reference source for anyone interested in the roots of contemporary social theory. The encyclopedia examines the global landscape of all the key theories and the theorists behind them, presenting them in the context needed to understand their strengths and weaknesses
Handbook of social theory by George Ritzer( file )
31 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 1,379 libraries worldwide
The Handbook of Social Theory presents an authoritative and panoramic critical survey of the development, achievement and prospects of social theory
The McDonaldization thesis explorations and extensions by George Ritzer( file )
20 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 1,352 libraries worldwide
In this major new book, the author of the bestselling McDonaldization of Society provides an exploration of one of the most innovative and imaginative sociological theses of the last decade of the twentieth century - McDonaldization'. Part One centres on a discussion of Karl Mannheim's theory of rationalization. The author also assesses the degree to which sociology in general and sociological theory in particular have been McDonaldized'. The second part demonstrates the empirical reach of the McDonaldization' process with discussions on work, credit and globalization. Part Three moves beyo
Explorations in the sociology of consumption fast food, credit cards and casinos by George Ritzer( file )
16 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 1,352 libraries worldwide
Contains the author's latest reflections on the uses and misuses of metatheory. According to Ritzer, sociology is a multi paradigm science. This book seeks to find a way out of the confusion by sketching out the lineaments of a new integrated sociological paradigm. Pbk ISBN 0761971203
Sociological theory by George Ritzer( Book )
77 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,331 libraries worldwide
"The 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."--BOOK JACKET
The McDonaldization of society : an investigation into the changing character of contemporary social life by George Ritzer( Book )
30 editions published between 1992 and 1997 in English and held by 1,139 libraries worldwide
Explorations in social theory from metatheorizing to rationalization by George Ritzer( file )
13 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 1,109 libraries worldwide
Ritzer offers a description of the sociological condition in this text. It contains reflections on uses and missuses of metatheory and finds a way out of the confusion by sketching out the lineaments of an integrated sociological paradigm
Mcdonaldization : the reader by George Ritzer( Book )
21 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 1,056 libraries worldwide
Essays on the McDonald's fast food chain, Disney, and other enterprises relating to globalization, consumption, and sociological issues
Enchanting a disenchanted world : revolutionizing the means of consumption by George Ritzer( Book )
22 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 770 libraries worldwide
"Author George Ritzer takes a look at how a revolutionary change has occurred in the places in which we consume goods and services, and how it has a profound effect not only on the nature of consumption but also on social life. In the process of taking capitalism to a new level, we have created new "cathedrals of consumption" - locales to which we make pilgrimages in order to practice our consumer religion. The book offers rich detail on consuming in places such as Las Vegas, Disney World, cruise ships, Wal-Mart, and McDonald's - all competing to outdo one another to see which one can put on the greatest show and lure the most consumers." "Enchanting a Disenchanted World connects the everyday world in a sociological and theoretical way, making it an ideal text for a wide range of undergraduate and graduate courses, including introductory sociology, sociology of consumption, social change, popular culture, sociology of leisure, social theory, and economic sociology. The book will also be of value to anyone interested in exploring a sociological analysis of the world's changing and expanding patterns and places of consumption."--BOOK JACKET
Frontiers of social theory : the new syntheses ( Book )
9 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 653 libraries worldwide
The Blackwell encyclopedia of sociology ( Book )
20 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 648 libraries worldwide
Includes definitions and explanations of key concepts; recent developments; introductions to sociological theories and research; cross-referenced and searchable; timeline; lexicon by subject area; extensive bibliographies; table of contents; citations are provided
Classical sociological theory by George Ritzer( Book )
42 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in English and held by 641 libraries worldwide
The fifth edition of "Classical Sociological Theory" by George Ritzer, one of the foremost authorities on sociological theory, gives readers a comprehensive overview of the major classical 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 authors as well as to compare and contrast classical theories
Sociology: a multiple paradigm science by George Ritzer( Book )
16 editions published between 1974 and 1980 in English and held by 638 libraries worldwide
The globalization of nothing by George Ritzer( Book )
18 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and German and held by 624 libraries worldwide
"The Globalization of Nothing takes the subject of globalization in new directions, introducing terms such as "grobalization" (the growing influence of, for example, American corporations throughout the world). The key conflict in the world today is viewed as that between the grobalization of nothing and the glocalization of something. This book is structured around four sets of concepts addressing this issue: "places/non-places," "thing/non-things," "people/non-people," and "service/non-services." By drawing upon salient examples from everyday life, George Ritzer invites the reader to examine the nuances of these concepts in conjuction with the paradoxes within the process of globalization of nothing. Why is it that those who produce "nothing" for major multinational corporations often cannot afford that which they produce? Why do so many of us seem to be enraptured with our favorite brands or with our credit cards? What are the social implications of the increasing "globalization of nothing" for medicine, education, and tourism? Critical questions are raised throughout the book and the reader is compelled not only to seek answers to these questions, but to critically evaluate the questions as well as their answers." "The Globalization of Nothing is ideal as a primary or supplemental text for courses in sociology, anthropology, communication, business, and related disciplines. This book is also recommended for anyone interested in the critical study of contemporary social phenomena."--Jacket
Modern sociological theory by George Ritzer( Book )
32 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 555 libraries worldwide
This text aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the history of modern sociological thought, as well as an analysis of contemporary schools and new theoretical orientations. Organized chronologically, it begins with a synopsis of the formative years and concludes with the emergence of post-modern social theory. It integrates theories with biographical and autobiographical sketches of the lives of theorists to place readings in their personal and historical context
The Blackwell companion to globalization by George Ritzer( Book )
26 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 541 libraries worldwide
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.; The essays focus on key questions in the debate surrounding globalization: does globalization bring with it more or less inequality? How is power distributed globally? What role does technology play? What is the significance of the nation-state in contemporary globalization? The volume also explores the often overlooked underbelly of globalization, including coverage of international terrorism, sex trafficking, corruption, war, and environmental problems. "A Companion to Globalization" introduces the major players, theories, and methodologies, and explores the major areas affected by globalization including the environment, media and communication, and economic and social relationships
The McDonaldization of society 5 by George Ritzer( Book )
11 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 539 libraries worldwide
"The McDonaldization of Society 5 demonstrates the power of the sociological imagination to today's readers in a way that few other books have. This book, sure to spark debate both in and out of the classroom, connects the everyday world of the "twenty-something" consumer with sociological analysis."--Jacket
Man and his work: conflict and change by George Ritzer( Book )
6 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 506 libraries worldwide
Working, conflict and change by George Ritzer( Book )
9 editions published between 1977 and 1986 in English and held by 505 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Ritzer, George, 1940-
Ритцер, Джордж
リッツア, ジョージ
Languages
English (488)
German (1)
Danish (1)
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