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Persian Translation of ‘Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Globalization’

Persian Translation of ‘Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Globalization’Persian Translation of ‘Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Globalization’

The Persian translation of ‘The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Globalization’ has been brought out by the Cultural and Scientific Publication, a Tehran-based publishing house.

The five-volume encyclopedia is edited by American sociologist and author George Ritzer, 75, who studies globalization, meta-theory, patterns of consumption, and modern and postmodern social theory.

The encyclopedia was translated into Persian by veteran Iranian translators Nourollah Moradi, 73, and Mahboubeh Mohajer, 71, and comprises three volumes.

“We translated the work in cooperation with 20 experts,” Moradi told IBNA in mid-September, when the Persian translation was completed.

“An introduction by George Ritzer has been given in the Persian translation and Mohajer has supervised the work,” Moradi said.

The translators faced many challenges such as finding the equivalent technical terms in Persian for the first time. “For each of them, we had to decide on the appropriate equivalent.”

The encyclopedia “is among the most informative sources on globalization,” Moradi added. It contains over 600 entries on the essential topics of globalization and “is the definitive reference resource for students, researchers and academics.”

  Essential Topics

The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Globalization includes entries on concepts derived from across social sciences, from sociology and anthropology to political science, economics, and geography. It examines the founding theories as well as the realities of globalization today.

The encyclopedia covers essential topics in the study of globalization, including Americanization, anti-globalization, Bretton Woods Agreement, coca-colonization, euro crisis, ethnic cleansing, exploitation, feminization of poverty, genocide, global warming, nation-state, neo-liberalism, oil, post-globalization, Qaedaism, transnational corporations, Twitter revolution, water crisis, Wikileaks and World Social Forum, among others.

A number of key documents, listed as entries such as the Kyoto Protocol and The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, are also included in the encyclopedia, according to Wiley Online Library (

  Distinguished Author

George Ritzer is Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland. He is the author of numerous books including ‘The McDonaldization of Society’ (1993), ‘The Globalization of Nothing’ (2003) ‘Globalization: A Basic Text’ (2010), ‘The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology’ (2007), and ‘The Blackwell Companion to Globalization’ (2007). His work has been translated in more than 20 languages. He is the recipient of numerous awards including the American Sociological Association’s Distinguished Contribution to Teaching Award.

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