Introduction to Sociology (4th Edition) – Ritzer – eBook

eBook details

  • Author: George Ritzer
  • File Size: 24 MB
  • Format: ePub, PDF
  • Length: 633 Pages
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc; 4th edition
  • Publication Date: September 29, 2017
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1506362672, 1506362664
  • ISBN-13: 9781506362670, 9781506362663


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About The Author

George Ritzer

George Ritzer

Dr. George Ritzer is a Distinguished University Professor and a Distinguished Scholar-Teacher at the University of Maryland, where he has also received a Teaching Excellence Award. The American Sociological Association honoured him with the Distinguished Contributions to Teaching Award, an honorary doctorate from LaTrobe University in Australia, and the Robin Williams Lectureship from the Eastern Sociological Society.

Over the course of two decades, his most well-known work, The McDonaldization of Society, has been read by hundreds of thousands of college students and translated into more than a dozen languages. Ritzer is also the editor of McDonaldization: The Reader and the author of a number of critical sociology books, including Enchanting a Disenchanted World, Expressing America: A Critique of the Global Credit Card Society, The Globalization of Nothing, as well as a number of best-selling social theory textbooks and Globalization: A Basic Text. He is the founding editor of the Journal of Consumer Culture and the editor of the Encyclopedia of Social Theory (2 volumes), the Encyclopedia of Sociology (11 volumes; 2nd edition forthcoming), and the Encyclopedia of Globalization (5 volumes).

George Ritzer’s Introduction to Sociology, 4th Edition, (PDF/ePub) shows college students the significance of sociology to their lives. While offering a rock-solid foundation, Ritzer shows traditional sociological concepts and theories, in addition to some of the most compelling contemporary social phenomena: globalization, the digital world, consumer culture, and the “McDonaldization” of society. With examples on every page from present events and contemporary research and stories about “public” sociologists who are appealing to the critical issues of today, the textbook shows the power of sociology to explain the world and the diversity of questions that sociologists seek to answer.

New to this 4th Edition:

  • New “Trending” boxes emphasize influential ebooks written by sociologists that have become part of the public conversation about important issues.
    • Replacing “Public Sociology” boxes, these boxes show the diversity of sociology′s practitioners, methods, and subject matter, and feature such authors as:
      • Michelle Alexander (The New Jim Crow)
      • Randol Contreras (The Stick-Up Kids)
      • Matthew Desmond (Evicted)
      • Kimberly Hoang (Dealing in Desire)
      • Arlie Hochschild (Strangers in Their Own Land)
      • Eric Klinenberg (Going Solo)
      • C.J. Pascoe (Dude, You′re a Fag)
      • Lori Peek and Alice Fothergill (Children of Katrina)
      • Elizabeth Armstrong and Laura Hamilton (Paying for the Party)
  • Allison Pugh (The Tumbleweed Society)Updated examples in the textbook and “Digital Living” boxes keep speed with changes in digital technology and online practices, including Uber, bitcoin, net neutrality, digital privacy, WikiLeaks, and cyberactivism.
  • New or updated subjects implement sociological thinking to the latest issues including:
    • Brexit
    • charter schools
    • climate change
    • the Flint water crisis
    • fourth-wave feminism
    • the 2016 U.S. election
    • the global growth of ISIS
    • the legalization of marijuana
    • transgender people in the U.S. armed forces
    • President Trump′s proposed Mexican border wall
    • further segmentation of wealthy Americans in the “super-rich”

Additional ISBNs: 978-1506362663, 978-1506398884, 150639888X, 9781506398884

NOTE: The product only includes the ebook Introduction to Sociology 4e in PDF and ePub by Ritzer. No access codes are included.


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