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(PRINT) George Ritzer's McDonaldization of Society, now celebrating its' 20th anniversary, continues to stand as one of the pillars of modern day sociological thought. By linking theory to 21st century culture, this book resonates with students in a way that few other books do, opening their eyes to many current issues, especially in consumption and globalization. As in previous editions, the book has been updated and it offers new discussions of, among others, In-N-Out- Burger and Pret A Manger as possible antitheses of McDonaldization. The biggest change, however, is that the book has been radically streamlined to offer an even clearer articulation of the now-famous McDonaldization thesis.
Soron, Dennis. "George Ritzer, the Mcdonaldization of Society: 20Th Anniversary Edition." Canadian Journal of Sociology, no. 3, 2013, p. 447. EBSCOhost, db08.linccweb.org/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=edsgao&AN=edsgcl.347971432&site=eds-live.
The Mcdonaldization of Society by George Ritzer(PRINT) Now in its Eighth Edition, George Ritzer's McDonaldization of Society continues to stand as one of the pillars of modern day sociological thought. By linking theory to 21st century culture this book resonates with students in a way that few other books do, opening their eyes to many current issues, especially in the areas of consumption and globalization. Through vivid, story-telling prose, Ritzer provides an insightful introduction to this fascinating topic and aides students' critical development. This new edition has been fully updated to include a new focus on McDonaldization of the workforce.
Call Number: HM706.R58 2015 (Kent)
Publication Date: 2015-01-01
The McDonaldization of Society by George Ritzer(PRINT) ′This is an important book. Its wide recognition is well deserved. Its central strength is the clarity and brevity with which it makes accessible an extraordinarily important and complex process shaping the postmodern world.′ - Peter Hoffman, Loyola Marymount University ′I love this book; it is a contemporary classic. . . . I would certainly use this book in an undergraduate theory course.′ - Philip Cohen, University of California, Irvine One of the most popular sociology books of all time has been thoroughly updated to examine how McDonaldization has roared into the 21st century. The McDonaldization of Society: Revised New Century Edition, discusses how McDonaldization and the broader process of globalization (in a new Chapter 8), are spreading more widely and more deeply into various social institutions such as education, medicine, the criminal justice system, and more. This Revised New Century Edition provides many new, relevant examples from recent events and contemporary popular culture, including the ever-increasing global proliferation of McDonald′s and other fast food franchises, shopping malls, and similar commercial entities. Their impact is examined in the post-September 11, 2001 era. The McDonaldization of Society is ideal for use in a wide range of higher-education courses and will be of equal interest to anyone interested in social criticism. The book offers readers new insight into the society they are constructing around them.