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The McDonaldization of society

Author: George Ritzer
Publisher: Thousand Oaks, Calif. ; London : Pine Forge, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 6th edView all editions and formats
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The fast-food business, most notably McDonalds, revolutionised not only the restaurant business but also American society and ultimately, the world. Using the model of McDonalds, the author draws on the theories of Weber to produce a social critique.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George Ritzer
ISBN: 9781412980128 1412980127
OCLC Number: 664323559
Notes: Previous edition: 2008.
Description: xv, 307 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: An Introduction to McDonaldization The Past, Present, and Future of McDonaldization: From the Iron Cage to the Fast-Food Factory and Beyond 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 Non-Human Robots The Irrationality of Rationality: Traffic Jams on Those "Happy Trails" Globalization and McDonaldization: Does It All Amount to..."Nothing"? Dealing With McDonaldization: A Practical Guide The DeMcDonaldization of Society? Notes Bibliography
Responsibility: George Ritzer.

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