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The McDonaldization of society

Author: George Ritzer
Publisher: Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Pine Forge Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. new century edView all editions and formats
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One of the most popular sociology books of all time has been thoroughly updated to examine how McDonaldization has roared into the 21st century. This Revised New Century Edition provides many new,  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George Ritzer
ISBN: 0761988122 9780761988120 0761988114 9780761988113
OCLC Number: 300276171
Notes: Ce livre peut être utilisé avec: Mcdonaldization: the reader.
Description: xiv, 309 p. ; 24 cm
Contents: An introduction to McDonaldization --
McDonaldization and its precursors : from the iron cage to the fast-food factory --
Efficiency : drive-throughs and finger foods --
Calculability : Big Macs and little chips --
Predictability : it never rains on those little houses on the hillside --
Control : human and nonhuman robots --
The irrationality of rationality : traffic jams on those "Happy trails" --
Globalization and McDonaldization : does it all amount to nothing? --
McDonaldization in a changing world : are there any limits? --
Dealing with McDonaldization : a practical guide.
Responsibility: George Ritzer.

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