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The Globalization of Nothing
The Globalization of Nothing by George Ritzer 0761988076 9780761988076
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The Globalization of Nothing by George Ritzer

The Globalization of Nothing is one of the most original analyses of forces operating in the world today. Ritzer presents a new thesis?indeed 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 address many of the issues raised by postmodern theory (without all of the jargon and anti-science rhetoric) and world systems theory (without the hoped for collapse of capitalism). It is critical but not shrill. It forces the reader to look at the contemporary work in a new way. The book is highly readable and engaging. It has something to say to the scholar, student, and layperson.                                                          --Jonathan Turner, University of California, Riverside The Globalization of Nothing is a brilliant essay that develops revolutionary ideas based on sharp, penetrating observations. This book is truly the product of a sociological eye. I do no exaggerate when I use the term revolutionary. The author presents a phenomenon--or set of phenomena--that stretch sociologys phenomenological field. . . . After you become aware of nothing, you need to rethink the world and the way you look at it.                                                                --Heran Vera, University of Florida, Gainesville The book makes a clear, interesting, and compelling argument and it certainly contributes to our understanding of modern culture and society.                                                                       --Celestino Fern??ndez, University of Arizona The author does an excellent job in describing and explaining nothing, something, grobalization, glocalization, globalization, and their interrelations. Examples are drawn closely from life. They are touchable and po

Author: George Ritzer

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 280

Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc

Publication Date: 2003-07-17

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ISBN: 0761988076

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