Encyclopedia of social theory, Volume 1

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Sage Publications, 2005 - Social Science - 982 pages
The Encyclopedia of Social Theory is an indispensable reference source for anyone interested in the roots of contemporary social theory. It 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. Led by internationally renowned scholar George Ritzer, the Encyclopedia of Social Theory draws together a team of more than 200 international scholars covering the developments, achievements, and prospects of social theory from its inception in the 18th century to the present. Understanding that social theory can both explain and alter the social world, this two-volume set serves as not only a foundation for learning, but also an inspiration for creative and reflexive engagement with the rich range of ideas it contains.

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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 and an honorary doctorate from LaTrobe University in australia. He is best-known for "The McDonaldization of Society "(translated into over a dozen languages) and "McDonaldization: The Reader 3 "as well as several related books, including "expressing America: A Critique of the Global Credit Card Society, Enchanting a Disenchanted World" 3, " The Globalization of Nothing 2", "Globalization: A Basic Text", and "The Outsourcing of Everything" (forthcoming, with Craig Lair). He is the Editor of the" Encyclopedia of Social Theory" (2 vols.), the "Encyclopedia of Sociology" (11 vols.), is currently editing the "Encyclopedia of Globalization "(5 vols.)", "and is Founding Editor of the "Journal of Consumer Culture".

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