Debate on Encyclopedia of Globalization
Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Globalization, one of the most informative sources on the subject, is to be debated today, January 8, at the Book House Institute in Tehran.
The two-hour debate starts at 3 pm at ‘Saraye-Ahl-Qalam’, a cultural forum of the institute located at No. 2, Khajeh Nassir Alley, South Mozaffar Street, Enqelab Avenue, according to its website khaneheketab.ir.
The event is to be attended by veteran Iranian translators Nourollah Moradi, 74, and Mahboubeh Mohajer, 72, the leading translators of the five-volume encyclopedia, who in cooperation with 20 experts, have translated the work into Persian.
Masoud Kowsari, 52, from the University of Tehran, an expert in communication and media, visual sociology and qualitative social research and Dariush Motallebi, 44, information scientist, researcher and faculty member of Azad University in Rey District of Tehran, will take part.
Historian Seyed Mohammad Sadeq Sajjadi, 62, who is head of the History Department at the Center for the Great Islamic Encyclopedia, and writer, cataloger and expert in Islamic Philosophy Kamran Fani, 74, are also among the attendees.
The meeting will discuss the encyclopedia, edited by American author and sociologist George Ritzer, 76, who has studied globalization, meta-theory, patterns of consumption, and modern and postmodern social theory. The original five-volume work was published by Wiley, the global provider of content-enabled solutions. In three volumes, the Persian translation has been brought out by the Cultural and Scientific Publication, a Tehran-based publishing house.