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Ritzer, George

Overview
Works: 355 works in 2,127 publications in 7 languages and 38,093 library holdings
Genres: Biographies  History  Encyclopedias  Conference papers and proceedings  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Creator, Author of introduction, 070, Correspondent, Compiler, 340, Composer
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 )

91 editions published between 1983 and 2021 in English and Danish and held by 2,619 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
Explorations in the sociology of consumption : fast food, credit cards and casinos by George Ritzer( )

23 editions published in 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focuses on the sociology and consequences of modern-day consumption
Encyclopedia of social theory( )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 2,072 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
Explorations in social theory : from metatheorizing to rationalization by George Ritzer( )

21 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and held by 1,778 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
Sociological theory by George Ritzer( Book )

144 editions published between 1983 and 2022 in 3 languages and held by 1,589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text gives readers a comprehensive overview of the major classical theorists and contemporary schools of sociological thought
Handbook of social theory by George Ritzer( )

43 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,542 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 McDonaldization thesis : explorations and extensions by George Ritzer( )

30 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 1,454 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 : an investigation into the changing character of contemporary social life by George Ritzer( Book )

54 editions published between 1992 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,193 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
Mcdonaldization : the reader by George Ritzer( Book )

33 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays on the McDonald's fast food chain, Disney, and other enterprises relating to globalization, consumption, and sociological issues
Classical sociological theory by George Ritzer( Book )

118 editions published between 1991 and 2021 in 3 languages and held by 977 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Designed as a comprehensive overview of the history of sociological theory and the work of the major theorists, with biographical chapters on such theorists as Comte, Mead, Schutz, Parsons and Spencer, this text is designed for both undergraduates and graduates
Globalization : a basic text by George Ritzer( )

46 editions published between 2009 and 2022 in English and Undetermined and held by 924 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first full-scale textbook of its kind, Globalization provides a balanced introduction to the major topics in globalization studies. Develops a unique perspective on globalization early in the book and uses it throughout to orient and organize discussion of a wide range of topics and parts of the worldIntegrated use of a wide array of materials - empirical research, theories, newspaper and magazine articles, monographs, popular books, etcMakes extensive use of maps throughout to illustrate key points about globalizationIncludes a glossary of key termsDesigned to work either on its own or as
Enchanting a disenchanted world : revolutionizing the means of consumption by George Ritzer( Book )

33 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and Turkish and held by 816 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this essential guide to how we now consume, George Ritzer provides original and probing insights into the new forms and settings of consumer culture. Ranging from hyper-real Disney worlds to the local shopping mall, these studies of the new cathedrals of consumption will be compelling to anyone interested in the cultural and economic importance of consumption in our society. George Ritzer has established himself as the foremost observer of consumer culture. This is the most important book he has written since his classic work The McDonaldization of Society
The Blackwell companion to globalization by George Ritzer( Book )

34 editions published between 2000 and 2018 in English and German and held by 815 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Companion features 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. It introduces the major players, theories, and methodologies, exploring the major areas of impact, including the environment, cities, outsourcing, consumerism, global media, politics, religion, and public health. It also addresses the foremost concerns of global inequality, corruption, international terrorism, war, and the future of globalization. Wide-ranging and comprehensive, this is an excellent text for undergraduate and graduate students in a range of disciplines
The Wiley-Blackwell companion to sociology by George Ritzer( )

39 editions published between 2011 and 2020 in English and Undetermined and held by 787 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Sociology, Second Edition is an authoritative survey of the major topics, current and emerging trends, and contemporary issues in the study of human social relationships and institutions. A collection of contributions from globally-recognized scholars and experts explore the theoretical and methodological foundations of sociology, new and established debates, and the most current research in the field. Broad in scope, this book covers a multitude of topics ranging from crime, urbanization, sexuality, and education to new questions surrounding big data, authoritarian capitalism, and the rise of nationalism. Since the first edition of the Companion was published, new developments have emerged and new problems have been created such as the omnipresence of social media, political and institutional upheaval, and the global refugee and immigration crises. This revised and updated second edition describes and explains social changes that have occurred in the past several years, both within the field of sociology and society as a whole. Previous material has been updated to reflect current research, while eleven new chapters address topics including feminist theory, debt and social change, and armed conflict and war."--
Modern sociological theory by George Ritzer( Book )

68 editions published between 1996 and 2021 in 4 languages and held by 749 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The seventh edition of Modern Sociological Theory by George Ritzer, one of the foremost authorities on sociological theory, gives readers a comprehensive overview of the major contemporary 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 and helps them appreciate the diversity of contemporary theory."--Publisher's description
The concise encyclopedia of sociology by George Ritzer( )

28 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 715 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. -- Provided by publisher
Expressing America : a critique of the global credit card society by George Ritzer( Book )

20 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 708 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
Frontiers of social theory : the new syntheses by George Ritzer( Book )

17 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in English and held by 703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies social theory in the 1990's as it moves away from adherence to a given theory and moves toward synthesizing theories and analyzing the interrelations among various levels of analysis
Sociology: a multiple paradigm science by George Ritzer( Book )

29 editions published between 1974 and 1980 in English and held by 666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The globalization of nothing by George Ritzer( Book )

28 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 651 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."--Jacket
 
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Explorations in the sociology of consumption : fast food, credit cards and casinos
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Explorations in the sociology of consumption : fast food, credit cards and casinosEncyclopedia of social theoryExplorations in social theory : from metatheorizing to rationalizationSociological theoryHandbook of social theoryThe McDonaldization thesis : explorations and extensionsThe McDonaldization of society : an investigation into the changing character of contemporary social lifeMcdonaldization : the reader
Alternative Names
George Ritzer Amerikaans socioloog

George Ritzer socheolaí Meiriceánach

George Ritzer sociòleg estatunidenc

George Ritzer sociólogo estadounidense

George Ritzer sociologue américain

George Ritzer US-amerikanischer Soziologe

Ritzer G.

Ritzer, George 1940-

Джордж Ритцер

Ритцер Дж.

Ритцер Джордж

Ритцер, Джордж, 1940-

جورج ریتزر

जॉर्ज रिटज़र

리처, 조지 1940-

조지 리처

ジョージ・リッツァ

リッツア, ジョージ

喬治·雷瑟

瑞泽尓, 乔治

Languages
English (826)

Spanish (52)

Turkish (7)

Chinese (2)

German (1)

Danish (1)

Hebrew (1)