Introduction to Sociology

Introduction to Sociology

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Join the conversation with one of sociologya€™s best-known thinkers. The Second Edition of Introduction to Sociology, thoroughly revised and updated, continues to show students the relevance of the introductory sociology course to their lives. While providing a rock-solid foundation, George Ritzer illuminates traditional sociological concepts and theories, as well as some of the most compelling contemporary social phenomena: globalization, consumer culture, the Internet, and the a€œMcDonaldizationa€ of society. As technology flattens the globe, students are challenged to apply a sociological perspective to their world, and to see how a€œpublica€ sociologists are engaging with the critical issues of today.That might explain difficulties you may have had in 2011 in buying that Toyota you wanted or the latest iPhone. ... factories, the production that took place in those settings, and those who worked there, especially blue-collar, manual workers. ... The United States had moved from the industrial age to the a€œ postindustrial agea€ (Bell 1973; Leicht and Fitzgerald 2006). ... high-status service providers such as physicians and lawyers to lowerstatus housecleaners and those who work behindanbsp;...

Title:Introduction to Sociology
Author: George Ritzer
Publisher:SAGE Publications - 2014-01-24

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