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Sociological Theory

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About the Author George Ritzer is Professor of Sociology at the University of Maryland. His major areas of interest are sociological theory and the sociology of consumption. He has served as Chair of the American Sociological Association's Sections on Theoretical Sociology (1989-1990) and Organizations and Occupations (1980-1981). Professor Ritzer has been Distinguished Sc ...more
Published by Tata McGraw Hill Education (first published 1983)
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As a student of sociology, I have to say that this is a practical textbook, yet lacking in many aspects.
Ritzer tends to simplify some very important aspects of many theories. On the other side, he often pays much attention to less important aspects of grand theories.
I am not a passionate Marxist, but the lack of attention given to Neo-marxism is a big minus.
I am an European student and am therefore used to heavier literature, so this opinion might be biased. But in my opinion, this book oversimp
جادی میرمیرانی
به نظرم سه کتاب هست که اگر کسی بخواد بدونه جامعه شناسی در چه مورد حرف می زنه باید بخونه. اولی «زندگی و اندیشه بزرگان جامعه شناسی کوزر» دومی «نظریه های جامعه شناسی ریتزر» و سومی «جامعه شناسی گیدنز»
Nov 07, 2012 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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its so great
Rebecca Roth
Jan 20, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Visserligen kurslitteratur men gillar sociologisk teori och George Ritzer skriver väldigt väl, tydligt och förståeligt om olika teorier. Gör att även den som inte är van vid sociologiska teorier förstår de mer tyngre teorierna.
Eslam Abdelghany
Elaborate, informative, a little bit academic, but all in all a useful and an insightful reference.
Garrett Ruley
A thorough but uninspired summary of major theorists
Ali Tawana
یکی از مهم‌ترین کتاب‌ها در حوزه جامعه‌شناسی این کتاب است. کتاب که هر دانشجوی جامعه‌شناسی و کسی که در این حوزه مطالعه و پژوهش می‌کنند باید بخوانند. این کتاب بعد از کتاب جامعه‌شناسی گیدنز، حکم توضیح‌المسائل جامعه‌شناسی را دارد.
Moulidiya Fahadzillah
gimana sih cara bacanya ?
Aug 31, 2010 is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
a VERY good text for the intro to a HUGE field...
Razieh Shahverdi
Jun 30, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
قطعن یکی از منابع اصل و خوب جامعه شناسی.
اما ترجمه ش یه جاهایی خیلی اذیت میکنه به خصوص فصلای آخر.
Aug 27, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
If you want the basics of sociological theory this is your book. Well written, organized and easy to understand.
a college textbook.what more to say! :D
Will C.e.
Great book, very informative on functionalism.
I'm interested to read this book as a basic of sociology. ...more
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George Ritzer is Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland. He has named at Distinguished-Scholar Teacher at Maryland and received the American Sociological Association’s Distinguished Contribution to Teaching Award. Among his academic awards are an Honorary Doctorate from La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia; Honorary Patron, University Philosophical Society, Trinity C ...more

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