This five-volume Encyclopedia contains over 600 entries on the essential topics of Globalization and is the definitive reference resource for students, researchers and academics in the field. Many contemporary concepts are treated in its pages including such as cyberspace, deglobalization, casino-politanism, cathedrals of consumption, flexibilization, flows, frictions, civilization, creolization, disembedding, distanciation, easternization, human trafficking, hyperreality, empire, flatworld, globophilia, grobalization, and many more.
This Companion features original essays on the complexity of globalization and its diverse and sometimes conflicting effects. Written by top scholars in the field, it offers a nuanced and detailed examination of globalization that includes both positive and critical evaluations. It explores the major areas of impact, including the environment, cities, outsourcing, consumerism, global media, politics, religion, and public health, as well as addresses the foremost concerns of global inequality, corruption, international terrorism, war, and the future of globalization.
Globalization: A Basic Text provides a balanced introduction to the major topics in globalization studies. Written in a highly accessible style, and drawing on sources both academic and popular, the book adopts a definition of globalization that emphasizes transplanetary flows and the structures that both expedite and impede those flows. Driven by a range of theories from imperialism and Americanization (and anti-Americanism), to neo-liberalism and the neo-Marxian alternatives, as well the major types of cultural theory, the book examines the key events in the history of globalization, and the principle flows and structures produced in the course of that history.
An anthology that introduces students to the major concepts of globalization within the context of the key debates and disputes. It also utilizes concepts from interdisciplinary sources, bringing together work from key figures across a number of fields – from Weber and Marx, to contemporary figures in the field, including Beck, Bauman, Castells, and Homi Bhabha. It is structured to sensitize the readers to the diverse literature different scholars have to offer on various topics.
gives readers a comprehensive overview of the major contemporary schools of sociological thought. Key theories are integrated with biographical sketches of theorists, and theories are placed in their historical and intellectual context. This helps students to better understand the original works and helps them appreciate the diversity of contemporary theory.
Contemporary Social Theory and Its Classical Roots: The Basics is ideal for those looking for an accessible text on sociological theory. This volume is concise, comprehensive, informative, engaging, includes a range of pedagogical features, and it appeals to a wide range of students. The 4th edition has added new sections on W.E.B. Du Bois, Queer theory, and key concepts and applications boxes on a variety of contemporary social theories.
Reflecting emerging research and ongoing reassessments of social theory, The Wiley- Blackwell Companion to Major Social Theorists offers significant updates and revisions to the original Blackwell Companion published a decade ago. Supplemented with additional essays from theorists previously not included, comprehensive bibliographies on primary and secondary sources, with a brief reader’s guide accompanying each essay, and editor’s note on the continuing relevance of most theories and their importance to contemporary scholarship.
gives readers a comprehensive overview of the major theorists and schools of sociological thought. The integration of key theories with biographical sketches of theorists and the requisite historical and intellectual context helps students to better understand the original works of classical and modern theorists as well as to compare and contrast the latest substantive theories.
While providing a rock-solid foundation of sociology, Ritzer illuminates traditional sociological concepts and theories, as well as some of today’s most compelling social phenomena: globalization, consumer culture, and the internet. As technology flattens the globe, students are challenged to apply a sociological perspective to their world. Ritzer brings students into the conversation by bridging the divide between the outside world and the classroom.
The Encyclopedia of Social Theory draws together a team of more than 200 international scholars covering the developments, achievements, and prospects of social theory from its inception in the 18th century to the present. Understanding that social theory can both explain and alter the social world, this two-volume set serves as not only a foundation for learning, but also an inspiration for creative and reflexive engagement with the rich range of ideas it contains. It examines the global landscape of all the key theories and the theorists behind them, presenting them in the context needed to understand their strengths and weaknesses.
This definitive work on the state of sociology includes ten volumes (plus an index) and has approximately 1800 entries (being continually updated and expanded on its associated website, BEOS Online). It includes specially commissioned entries written and edited by an international team of some of the world’s leading scholars. It deals with both classical sociology and contemporary developments in the field from throughout the world.