Sociological Theory

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McGraw-Hill, 2000 - Sociologie - 769 pages
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This text provides an overview of the major classical theorists, contemporary schools of sociological thought, and spans the history of sociological theory from its inception to the present. This edition has been updated and revised to include a number of sections on new developments in the field, such as theories of consumption and the new means of consumption, multiculturism, and criticisms and applications of postmodernism and post-post modernism.

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This book is a textbook that I utilized for my sociological theory course at Ball State University for the Spring 2015 semester. There were times where this book was a dry read, but overall this book ... Read full review


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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. His best-known work, "The McDonaldization of Society, "has been read by hundreds of thousands of students over two decades and translated into over a dozen languages. Ritzer is also the author of a series best-selling social theory textbooks for McGraw-Hill; "McDonaldization: The Reader; and "other works of critical sociology related to the McDonalization thesis, including " A Critique of the Global Credit Card Society, Enchanting a Disenchanted World", " The Globalization of Nothing, Globalization: A Basic Text", and "The Outsourcing of Everything". He is the Editor of the" Encyclopedia of Social Theory" (2 vols.), the "Encyclopedia of Sociology" (11 vols.), and the "Encyclopedia of Globalization "(5 vols.)", "and is Founding Editor of the "Journal of Consumer Culture". In 2012 he published the first edition of his new "Introduction to Sociology" with SAGE.

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