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  • Explorations in Social Theoryby George Ritzer

    SAGE Publications 2001; US$ 48.00

    In this essential new book, George Ritzer considers some of the main tendencies in contemporary social theory. Included here are his latest reflections on the uses and misuses of metatheory. more...

  • Explorations in the Sociology of Consumptionby George Ritzer

    SAGE Publications 2001; US$ 51.00

    In this book, George Ritzer, demonstrates the irrational consequences of the rational desire to consume and commodify. more...

  • The Blackwell Companion to Globalizationby George Ritzer

    Wiley 2018; US$ 49.45

    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. Introduces the major players, theories, and methodologies Explores... more...

  • The Blackwell Companion to Major Classical Social Theoristsby George Ritzer

    Wiley 2008; US$ 59.36

    The Blackwell Companion to Major Classical Social Theorists provides a comprehensive review of classical social theory. Containing original essays especially commissioned for this volume, leading experts and practitioners examine the life and work of 12 major theorists. Includes 12 original essays by leading scholars on major classical social... more...

  • The Blackwell Companion to Major Contemporary Social Theoristsby George Ritzer

    Wiley 2008; US$ 58.45

    The Blackwell Companion to Major Contemporary Social Theorists is a survey of contemporary social theory that focuses on the thinkers themselves. In original essays especially commissioned for this volume, leading experts and practitioners examine the life and work of 13 major theorists such as Elias, Baudrillard, Giddens, and Butler. Includes... more...

  • The McDonaldization Thesisby George Ritzer

    SAGE Publications 1997; US$ 50.00

    Ritzer discusses the process of McDonaldization, and scrutinizes: the labour process and the degree to which it has been McDonaldized; the relationship between McDonaldization and globalization and Americanization. Part Three presents new means of consumption and the book concludes with a re-evaluation of the McDonaldization thesis and its future. more...

  • Globalizationby George Ritzer

    Wiley 2011; US$ 42.26

    Essentials of Globalization is a highly useful compact edition of the author's full-scale textbook, Globalization: A Basic Text . The Essentials is written in a style accessible to undergraduates, and draws on both academic and popular sources in its explanations. A highly useful compact version of Globalization: A Basic Text , which contains... more...

  • The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Sociologyby George Ritzer

    Wiley 2011; US$ 199.75

    Featuring a collection of original chapters by leading and emerging scholars, The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Sociology presents a comprehensive and balanced overview of the major topics and emerging trends in the discipline of sociology today. Features original chapters contributed by an international cast of leading and emerging sociology... more...

  • Encyclopedia of Social Theoryby George Ritzer

    SAGE Publications 2004; US$ 440.00

    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... more...

  • Expressing Americaby George Ritzer

    SAGE Publications 1995; US$ 62.00

    This innovative text focuses on an American icon, central to United States culture, that is rapidly becoming a global expression of prosperity - the credit card. George Ritzer 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. Drawing... more...