Industrial and Labor Relations, Cornell University,
3145 Art-Sociology Building
Phone: 301 405-6418
Departmental Specialty Areas:
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 Dr. Ritzer’s books in metatheory are Sociology:
A Multiple Paradigm Science and Metatheorzing
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. Sage 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.
Dr. Ritzer 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 twenty languages, with over a dozen translations
of The McDonaldization of Society alone.
Sociology 203: Sociological Theory
Sociology 621: Contemporary Sociological Theory
Sociology 699E: Theorizing Spaces and Places
Sociology 699F: Theories of Globalization
Sociology 699J: Globalization Realities
Sociology 729: Postmodern Social Theory
Sociology 729A: Theories of Globalization
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