The Concise Encyclopedia of Sociology

George Ritzer, J. Michael Ryan
Wiley, 25.01.2011 - 784 Seiten
This concise encyclopedia is the most complete international surveyof sociology ever created in one volume.
  • Contains over 800 entries from the whole breadth of thediscipline
  • Distilled from the highly regarded Blackwell Encyclopedia ofSociology, with entries completely revised and updated to providesuccinct 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 furtherreading
  • Cross-referencing allows easy movement around the volume

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Über den Autor (2011)

George Ritzer is Distinguished University Professor at theUniversity of Maryland, with awards that include the AmericanSociological Association's Distinguished Contribution to TeachingAward. He is the author of numerous books including TheMcDonaldization of Society (1993; 2008), The Globalizationof Nothing (2003; 2007) Globalization: A Basic Text(2010) and the editor of The Encyclopedia of Social Theory(2005), The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology (2007),The Blackwell Companion to Globalization (2007) and theforthcoming The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Globalization. Hiswork has been translated into over twenty languages.

J. Michael Ryan is a Ph.D. candidate in sociology at theUniversity of Maryland at College Park. He was senior managingeditor of The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology (2007) andis managing editor of the online edition of that project as well asfor several other forthcoming encyclopedias from Blackwell. Mikealso served as managing editor of the Journal of ConsumerCulture for four years. He has published more than a dozenarticles and book chapters on consumption, sexuality,globalization, and social theory and has been the recipient ofnumerous awards for his commitment to teaching, LGBT rights, andsocial change.

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