Globalization by George Ritzer
A Basic Text

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The first full-scale textbook of its kind, Globalization provides a balanced introduction to the major topics in globalization studies. Develops a unique perspective on globalization early in the book and uses it throughout to orient and organize discussion of a wide range of topics and parts of the worldIntegrated use of a wide array of materials – empirical research, theories, newspaper and magazine articles, monographs, popular books, etcMakes extensive use of maps throughout to illustrate key points about globalizationIncludes a glossary of key termsDesigned to work either on its own or as a package with an accompanying cross-referenced reader constructed around the basic concepts of globalization

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About George Ritzer

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George Ritzer is Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland and his awards include the American Sociological Association's Distinguished Contribution to Teaching Award. He has authored numerous books, including several student textbooks, and is editor of The Encyclopedia of Social Theory (2005), The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology (2007 and continuing online), and The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Globalization (forthcoming). His books, the best known of which is The McDonaldization of Society (1993; 2008), have been translated into over 20 languages.
Published August 24, 2009 by Wiley-Blackwell. 608 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math.

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