eBook Blackwell's Encyclopedia of Sociology, 1st Edition

  • George Ritzer University of Maryland
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  • ISBN-10: 0470760850
  • ISBN-13: 9780470760857
  • DDC: 301.03
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 6384 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2007 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2007
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Arranged across eleven volumes in A-Z format, it is the definitive reference source for students, researchers, and academics in the field. This ground-breaking project brings together specially commissioned entries written and edited by an international team of the world's best scholars and teachers. It provides:

  • Clear, concise, expert definitions and explanations of the key concepts
  • An essential reference for expert and newcomer alike, with entries ranging from short definitions of key terms to extended explorations of major topics
  • Materials that have historically defined the discipline, but also more recent developments, significantly updating the store of sociological knowledge
  • Introductions to sociological theories and research that have developed outside of the United States and Western Europe
  • Sophisticated cross–referencing and search facilities
  • Timeline, lexicon by subject area, bibliography, and index

Meet the Author

Author Bio

George Ritzer

George Ritzer is a Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland. He received the 2000 Distinguished Contribution to Teaching Award from the American Sociological Association and has chaired its sections on Theoretical Sociology and Organizations and Occupations. Among his most recent books are The McDonaldization of Society, New Century Edition, Enchanting a Disenchanted World , and, with Barry Smart, The Handbook of Social Theory.