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Ritzer, George

Works: 216 works in 1,590 publications in 9 languages and 34,123 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Encyclopedias  History  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Composer, Compiler
Classifications: HM706, 306.0973
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Most widely held works about George Ritzer
Most widely held works by George Ritzer
The McDonaldization of society by George Ritzer( Book )

144 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 3,755 WorldCat member 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
Sociological theory by George Ritzer( Book )

102 editions published between 1983 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 1,487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text gives readers a comprehensive overview of the major classical theorists and contemporary schools of sociological thought
Mcdonaldization : the reader by George Ritzer( Book )

23 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 1,108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays on the McDonald's fast food chain, Disney, and other enterprises relating to globalization, consumption, and sociological issues
The globalization of nothing by George Ritzer( Book )

35 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and Chinese and held by 944 WorldCat member 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."--BOOK JACKET
Encyclopedia of social theory by inc Sage Publications( Book )

42 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 883 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains 336 alphabetically arranged entries that provide information on specific theories, theorists, schools of thought, key concepts, and topics in the field of social theory, each with cross-references, and a list of further readings. Includes a chronology and index
Classical sociological theory by George Ritzer( Book )

78 editions published between 1991 and 2018 in English and Spanish and held by 844 WorldCat member 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
Enchanting a disenchanted world : revolutionizing the means of consumption by George Ritzer( Book )

27 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and Turkish and held by 796 WorldCat member 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."--Jacket
Handbook of social theory by George Ritzer( Book )

30 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Handbook of Social Theory presents an authoritative and panoramic critical survey of the development, achievement and prospects of social theory
The Blackwell encyclopedia of sociology( Book )

23 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 666 WorldCat member 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
Frontiers of social theory : the new syntheses( Book )

13 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in English and held by 663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern sociological theory by George Ritzer( Book )

49 editions published between 1996 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 658 WorldCat member 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
Sociology: a multiple paradigm science by George Ritzer( Book )

22 editions published between 1974 and 1980 in English and held by 649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The McDonaldization thesis : explorations and extensions by George Ritzer( Book )

25 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ritzer demonstrates the empirical reach of the McDonaldisation process, then moves beyond it to the world of 'new means of consumption' and the postmodern perspectives that best illuminate them. He ends with a re-evaluation of the thesis
The McDonaldization of society 5 by George Ritzer( Book )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 558 WorldCat member 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
Explorations in the sociology of consumption : fast food, credit cards and casinos by George Ritzer( Book )

18 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focuses on the sociology and consequences of modern-day consumption
Expressing America : a critique of the global credit card society by George Ritzer( Book )

15 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book the author explains what the credit card tells us, both good and bad, about the essence of the modern US and why and how the credit card is helping to transform much of the world
The Blackwell companion to globalization by George Ritzer( Book )

30 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in English and German and held by 399 WorldCat member 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 concise encyclopedia of sociology by George Ritzer( Book )

24 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This concise encyclopedia is the most complete international survey of sociology ever created in one volume. Contains over 800 entries from the whole breadth of the discipline. Distilled from the highly regarded Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology, with entries completely revised and updated to provide succinct and up-to-date coverage of the fundamental topics. Global in scope, both in terms of topics and contributors. Each entry includes references and suggestions for further reading. Cross-referencing allows easy movement around the volume
Globalization : a basic text by George Ritzer( Book )

33 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and Turkish and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first full-scale textbook of its kind, 'Globalization: A Basic Text' provides an introduction to the major topics in globalization studies
Explorations in social theory : from metatheorizing to rationalization by George Ritzer( Book )

19 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member 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
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Alternative Names
George Ritzer Amerikaans socioloog

George Ritzer sociologue américain

George Ritzer US-amerikanischer Soziologe

Ritzer, George 1940-

Ритцер, Джордж

جورج ریتزر

जॉर्ज रिटज़र

리처, 조지 1940-

조지 리처


リッツァ, ジョ-ジ 1940-

リッツア, ジョージ


瑞泽尓, 乔治

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Sociological theoryMcdonaldization : the readerThe globalization of nothingEncyclopedia of social theoryClassical sociological theoryEnchanting a disenchanted world : revolutionizing the means of consumptionHandbook of social theoryThe Blackwell encyclopedia of sociology