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DOI: 10.1111/b.9781405124331.2007.00001.x


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George Ritzer is Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland. Among his awards: Honorary Doctorate from La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia; Honorary Patron, University Philosophical Society, Trinity College, Dublin; American Sociological Association's Distinguished Contribution to Teaching Award. He has chaired the American Sociological Association's Section on Theoretical Sociology, as well as the Section on Organizations and Occupations. Among his books in metatheory are Sociology: A Multiple Paradigm Science and Metatheorizing in Sociology. In the application of social theory to the social world, his books include The McDonaldization of Society, Enchanting a Disenchanted World , and The Globalization of Nothing. He has published two volumes of his collected works, one in theory and the other in the application of theory to the social world, especially consumption. In the latter area, he is founding editor of the Journal of Consumer Culture. He has edited the Blackwell Companion to Major Social Theorists and co-edited the Handbook of Social Theory. In addition to the Encyclopedia of Sociology , he has edited the two-volume Encyclopedia of Social Theory. His books have been translated into over 20 languages, with over a dozen translations of The McDonaldization of Society alone. J. Michael Ryan is a PhD candidate in sociology at the ... log in or subscribe to read full text

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