George Ritzer is Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland. His books include The McDonaldization of Society (6th ed., 2011), Enchanting a Disenchanted World (3rd ed. 2010), The Globalization of Nothing (2nd ed., 2007), and Globalization: A Basic Text (2010).
Jeffrey Stepnisky is a member of the Sociology Department at Grant MacEwan University in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. He was Managing Editor for the Encyclopedia of Social Theory (2005) and The Journal of Consumer Culture.