The McDonaldization of Society

Into the Digital Age

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Author: George Ritzer

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1506348572

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

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The book that made "McDonaldization" part of the lexicon of contemporary sociological theory, read by hundreds of thousands of students, is now in its Ninth Edition! George Ritzer's seminal work of critical sociology, The McDonaldization of Society, continues to stand as one of the pillars of modern day sociological thought. Building on the argument that that the fast food restaurant has become the model for the rationalization process today, this book links theory to contemporary life in a globalized world and resonates with students in a way that few other books do. Ritzer opens students’ eyes to many current issues and shows how McDonaldization’s principles apply to other settings, especially in the areas of consumption and globalization. Through vivid story-telling prose, Ritzer provides an insightful introduction to this fascinating topic and aids students' critical development. This new edition has been fully updated to include a new focus on McDonaldization in the digital world.

The McDonaldization Thesis

Explorations and Extensions

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Author: George Ritzer

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761955405

Category: Social Science

Page: 212

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In this major new book, the author of the bestselling McDonaldization of Society provides an exploration of one of the most innovative and imaginative sociological theses of the last decade of the twentieth century - `McDonaldization'. Part One centres on a discussion of Karl Mannheim's theory of rationalization. The author also assesses the degree to which sociology in general and sociological theory in particular have been `McDonaldized'. The second part demonstrates the empirical reach of the `McDonaldization' process with discussions on work, credit and globalization. Part Three moves beyond `McDonaldization' to the worlds of `new means of consumption' and the postmodern perspectives that best illuminate them. The author

McDonaldization

The Reader

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Author: George Ritzer

Publisher: Pine Forge Press

ISBN: 1412975824

Category: Social Science

Page: 449

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Latest update of this internationally popular anthology from George Ritzer.

The McDonaldization of society

an investigation into the changing character of contemporary social life

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Author: George Ritzer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780803990777

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 265

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One of the most noteworthy and popular sociology books of all time, The McDonaldization of Society demonstrates the power of the sociological imagination to today's readers in a way that few books have been able to do. It is ideal for use in a wide range of undergraduate courses and will be of equal interest to anyone interested in social criticism. This book links a large number of social phenomena to McDonaldization, some which are directly affected by the principles of the fast-food restaurant and others where the effect is more indirect.

The McDonaldization of Society

New Century Edition

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Author: George Ritzer

Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated

ISBN: 9780761986270

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

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One of the most noteworthy and popular sociology books of all time, The McDonaldization of Society demonstrates the power of the sociological imagination to today's readers in a way that few books have been able to do. It is ideal for use in a wide range of undergraduate courses and will be of equal interest to anyone interested in social criticism. This book links a large number of social phenomena to McDonaldization, some which are directly affected by the principles of the fast-food restaurant and others where the effect is more indirect.

The McDonaldization of Social Work

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Author: Donna Dustin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317024346

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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Based upon George Ritzer's McDonaldization of Society thesis and incorporating aspects of social theory, this book examines the introduction of care management to social work practice. Donna Dustin analyzes care management as an example of the managerial application of efficiency, calculability, predictability and control to social work practice. These principles, put to good use in organizations that produce tangible outputs at a profit, are being increasingly applied in non-profit public sector organizations where the outcomes require intangibles such as professional relationships. The author examines whether the McDonaldization process heightens dilemmas such as cost versus rights for professionals working in the social services. Using social theory to frame her research with care managers and their managers in the UK, the author examines the day-to-day implications of care management for social work practice and questions whether the construction of service users as customers contributes to empowering practice. The book's in-depth analysis of the policy background, implementation and practice of care management will resonate with social workers in other national contexts, such as the US, where the care management model has been introduced.

McDonaldization Revisited

Critical Essays on Consumer Culture

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Author: Mark Alfino,John S. Caputo,Robin Wynyard

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780275961046

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 201

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An international, multidisciplinary group of scholars examines the thesis of George Ritzer's popular book The McDonaldization of Society. The essays analyze the premise of McDonaldization, provide richer theoretical discussions of the relationship between Ritzer's analysis and semiotics, critical theory, feminism, and postmodernism, and extend the thesis to other areas of consumer culture. Aimed at both undergraduate and graduate students, the work is designed to stand alone and need not be accompanied by Ritzer's original text. The essays fill in necessary theoretical issues as well as extend theoretical concepts. A major teaching tool in communication, sociology, and philosophy as well as in more applied areas such as hospitality management.

The McDonaldization of Society

New Century Edition

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Author: George Ritzer

Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated

ISBN: 9780761986270

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

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One of the most noteworthy and popular sociology books of all time, The McDonaldization of Society demonstrates the power of the sociological imagination to today's readers in a way that few books have been able to do. It is ideal for use in a wide range of undergraduate courses and will be of equal interest to anyone interested in social criticism. This book links a large number of social phenomena to McDonaldization, some which are directly affected by the principles of the fast-food restaurant and others where the effect is more indirect.

Explorations in the Sociology of Consumption

Fast Food, Credit Cards and Casinos

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Author: George Ritzer

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761971207

Category: Social Science

Page: 257

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In this book, one of the leading social theorists and cultural commentators of modern times, turns his gaze on consumption. George Ritzer, author of the famous McDonaldization Thesis, demonstrates the irrational consequences of the rational desire to consume and commodify. He examines how McDonaldization might be resisted, and situates the reader in the new cultural spaces that are emerging in society: shopping malls, casino hotels, Disneyfied theme parks and Las Vegas -- the new `cathedrals of consumption' as he calls them. The book shows how new processes of consumption relate to globalization theory. In illuminating discussions of the work of Thorstein Veblen and the French situationists, Ritzer unearths the roots of problems of consumption in older sociological traditions. He indicates how transgression is bound up with consumption, through an investigation of the obscene in popular and postmodern culture.

The McDonaldization of Society 6

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Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1497040868

Category: Education

Page: 96

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Facts101 is your complete guide to The McDonaldization of Society 6. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Soziologische Phantasie

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Author: C. Wright Mills

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 365810015X

Category: Social Science

Page: 325

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Soziologische Phantasie, die erstmals 1963 erschienene deutsche Übersetzung von C. Wright Mills‘ The Sociological Imagination, darf zurecht als Meilenstein wissenschaftlich-politischer Debatten in den Vereinigten Staaten betrachtet werden und zählt auch heute noch zu einer der wichtigsten Selbstkritiken der Soziologie. Mills schlägt hier einen dritten Weg zwischen bloßem Empirismus und abgehobener Theorie ein: Er plädiert für eine kritische Sozialwissenschaft, die sich weder bürokratisch instrumentalisieren lässt noch selbstverliebt vor sich hin prozessiert, sondern gesellschaftliche Bedeutung erlangt, indem sie den Zusammenhang von persönlichen Schwierigkeiten und öffentlichen Problemen erhellt. Eben dies sei Aufgabe und Verheißung einer Soziologie, die sich viel zu häufig „einer merkwürdigen Lust an der Attitüde des Unbeteiligten“ hingebe.

Organisation und Gedächtnis

Über die Vergangenheit der Organisation und die Organisation der Vergangenheit

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Author: Nina Leonhard,Oliver Dimbath,Hanna Haag,Gerd Sebald

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 365811827X

Category: Social Science

Page: 279

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Wie gehen Organisationen mit ihrer Vergangenheit um und was geschieht, wenn sie sich der Vergangenheit anderer annehmen? Der vorliegende Band versammelt Beiträge von Sozial-, Geschichts- und Wirtschaftswissenschaftler(inne)n, die diese Frage aus unterschiedlichen Perspektiven und für unterschiedliche Organisationstypen beleuchten. Zwei grundverschiedene Momente sozialer Gedächtnisse werden dabei adressiert: Zum einen muss davon ausgegangen werden, dass Organisationen ihre Strukturen pfadabhängig ausbilden und ihre Aktivitäten nur aus ihrer Vergangenheit heraus analysiert werden können. Diese Vergangenheit offenbart sich im Rückblick zum anderen aber nur selektiv und interpretativ – sie wird unter den Umständen gegenwärtiger Situationen immer neu konstruiert. Soziale Gedächtnisse der Organisation geben somit Orientierung für Prozesse des Organisierens. Zugleich kann es Gegenstand organisationalen Handelns sein, eine solche Orientierung für andere bereitzustellen.

Essentials of Sociology

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Author: George Ritzer

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483380904

Category: Social Science

Page: 472

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Join the conversation with one of sociology’s best-known thinkers. Essentials of Sociology, Second Edition adapted from George Ritzer’s Introduction to Sociology, Third Edition, provides the same rock-solid foundation in a shorter and more streamlined format. Like the original Ritzer text, Essentials of Sociology illuminates traditional sociological concepts and theories, and focuses on some of the most compelling contemporary social phenomena: globalization, consumer culture, the Internet, and the “McDonaldization” of society. As technology flattens the globe, students are challenged to apply a sociological perspective to their world, and to see how “public” sociologists are engaging with the critical issues of today.

Resisting McDonaldization

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Author: Barry Smart

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761955184

Category: Social Science

Page: 261

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George Ritzer's McDonaldization thesis argued that contemporary life is succumbing to the standardization, flexibility and practicability of fast-food service. This book brings together specially commissioned papers by leading social and cultural analysts to engage in a critical appraisal of the thesis. The contributors discuss the roots of the thesis, the rationalization of late modern life, the effects of increasing cultural commodification, the continuing prominence of American cultural and economic imperialism and the impact of globalization on social and cultural life. The strengths and weaknesses of the McDonaldization thesis are clearly evaluated and the irrational consequences of rationalization are pinpointed and critically

The McDonaldization of the Church

Consumer Culture and the Church's Future

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Author: John William Drane

Publisher: Smyth & Helwys Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 9781573123747

Category: Religion

Page: 215

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"A theology which comes pre-packaged, and in which there are no loose ends, is not true to life nor can it adequately reflect the richness of the Gospel." Why are churches struggling to maintain credibility in a culture in which there are more spiritual seekers than at any time in living memory? John Drane believes that churches have become stereotyped structures, offering uninventive formulaic worship to a dwindling minority. But there are exciting opportunities for growth, he argues, if only churches will rediscover their own creativity and flexibility. If only they will offer something more nourishing for post-modern spiritual appetites than the equivalent of fast food.

Introduction to Sociology

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Author: George Ritzer

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1506362656

Category: Social Science

Page: 648

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This Fourth Edition of George Ritzer’s Introduction to Sociology shows students the relevance of sociology to their lives. While providing a rock-solid foundation, Ritzer illuminates traditional sociological concepts and theories, as well as some of the most compelling contemporary social phenomena: globalization, consumer culture, the digital world, and the “McDonaldization” of society. With examples on every page from current events and contemporary research, and stories about “public” sociologists who are engaging with the critical issues of today, the text demonstrates the power of sociology to explain the world, and the diversity of questions that sociologists seek to answer. New to this Edition New “Trending” boxes focus on influential books written by sociologists that have become part of the public conversation about important issues. Replacing “Public Sociology” boxes, these boxes demonstrate the diversity of sociology's practitioners, methods, and subject matter, and feature such authors as: Michelle Alexander (The New Jim Crow) Elizabeth Armstrong and Laura Hamilton (Paying for the Party) Randol Contreras (The Stick-Up Kids) Matthew Desmond (Evicted) Kimberly Hoang (Dealing in Desire) Arlie Hochschild (Strangers in Their Own Land) Eric Klinenberg (Going Solo) C.J. Pascoe (Dude, You're a Fag) Lori Peek and Alice Fothergill (Children of Katrina) Allison Pugh (The Tumbleweed Society)Updated examples in the text and "Digital Living" boxes keep pace with changes in digital technology and online practices, including Uber, bitcoin, net neutrality, digital privacy, WikiLeaks, and cyberactivism. New or updated subjects apply sociological thinking to the latest issues including: the 2016 U.S. election Brexit the global growth of ISIS climate change President Trump's proposed Mexican border wall further segmentation of wealthy Americans in the "super rich" transgender people in the U.S. armed forces charter schools the legalization of marijuana the Flint water crisis fourth-wave feminism

Encyclopedia of Social Theory

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Author: George Ritzer

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1452265461

Category: Social Science

Page: 1056

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The Encyclopedia of Social Theory is an indispensable reference source for anyone interested in the roots of contemporary social theory. It examines the global landscape of all the key theories and the theorists behind them, presenting them in the context needed to understand their strengths and weaknesses. Led by internationally renowned scholar George Ritzer, the Encyclopedia of Social Theory draws together a team of more than 200 international scholars covering the developments, achievements, and prospects of social theory from its inception in the 18th century to the present. Understanding that social theory can both explain and alter the social world, this two-volume set serves as not only a foundation for learning, but also an inspiration for creative and reflexive engagement with the rich range of ideas it contains.