George Ritzer is Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland. He was awarded the 2000 Distinguished Contributions to Teaching Award by the American Sociological Association and he has authored many refereed articles and more than 25 books, including monographs, reference works, and textbooks. He has been a major contributor to the literature on sociology as an author and editor, especially The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology (11 vols., 2007; 2nd ed. forthcoming); Introduction to Sociology (3rd ed, 2016), The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Globalization (5 vols., 2012), Globalization: A Basic Text (2nd edition,? 2015 with Paul Dean), The McDonaldization of Society (8th editions, last in 2015), Expressing America: A Critique of the Global Credit Card Society (1995) and The Globalization of Nothing (2nd edition 2007). In the last decade his work has focused on the issue of prosumption.