Overview

This authoritative volume brings together several hundred of the most accomplished sociologists in the world, to create a definitive and indispensable overview of the field.

The book draws on entries from the highly regarded Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology. Entries have been completely revised and updated to provide succinct and up-to-date coverage of the fundamental topics. Covering major subjects such ...

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The Concise Encyclopedia of Sociology

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Overview

This authoritative volume brings together several hundred of the most accomplished sociologists in the world, to create a definitive and indispensable overview of the field.

The book draws on entries from the highly regarded Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology. Entries have been completely revised and updated to provide succinct and up-to-date coverage of the fundamental topics. Covering major subjects such as theory and methods, right through to current topics like sport and popular culture, and with introductions to key theorists, this concise encyclopedia is an excellent resource for scholars and essential reading for students.

The most complete international survey of sociology ever created in one volume, The Concise Encyclopedia of Sociology not only summarizes the discipline, it defines it.

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“The editor [of The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology] has now miraculously condensed those 11 volumes into this one comparatively inexpensive paperback … As an up-to-date cheap printed reference source this book stands more or less alone … The entries are clear and comprehensible, there are some useful suggestions for further reading, the cross-referencing is good, and there is a simple straightforward index with no indentations. I am very happy to recommend this book to any student still interested in buying printed works.” (Reference Reviews, 2012)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781444392647
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 12/3/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 800
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author

George Ritzer is Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland, with awards that include the American Sociological Association's Distinguished Contribution to Teaching Award. He is the author of numerous books including The McDonaldization of Society (1993; 2008), The Globalization of Nothing (2003; 2007) Globalization: A Basic Text (2010) and the editor of The Encyclopedia of Social Theory (2005), The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology (2007), The Blackwell Companion to Globalization (2007) and the forthcoming The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Globalization. His work has been translated into over twenty languages.

J. Michael Ryan is a Ph.D. candidate in sociology at the University of Maryland at College Park. He was senior managing editor of The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology (2007) and is managing editor of the online edition of that project as well as for several other forthcoming encyclopedias from Blackwell. Mike also served as managing editor of the Journal of Consumer Culture for four years. He has published more than a dozen articles and book chapters on consumption, sexuality, globalization, and social theory and has been the recipient of numerous awards for his commitment to teaching, LGBT rights, and social change.

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Table of Contents

Contributors.

Introduction.

Acknowledgments.

Timeline.

Lexicon.

Sociology A–Z.

Index.

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