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"The Globalization of Nothing is one of the most original analyses of forces operating in the world today. Ritzer presents a new thesisindeed a grand narrative-- on the dynamics of globalizaton. The production and distribution of "nothing" or social formations that are centrally conceived, controlled and comparatively devoid of distinctive content represents a new way to a ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published 2006 by Universitas Atma Jaya Yogyakarta
(first published 2003)
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A perspective on current globalization dynamics that tries to take into account any and all factors on a scale from local to global. In Ritzer's view, society appears to explode and and at the same time implode under the influence of opposite feedback cycles that mold everything from local, authentic, cultural something to insipid, mono-sexual, global nothing. Nevertheless the book is only a general sketch, the painting needs more detail. And balance.
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