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The McDonaldization thesis : explorations and extensions

Author: George Ritzer
Publisher: London ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : SAGE Publications, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Ritzer discusses the process of McDonaldization, and scrutinizes: the labour process and the degree to which it has been McDonaldized; the relationship between McDonaldization and globalization and  Read more...

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Ritzer, George.
McDonaldization thesis.
London ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : SAGE Publications, 1998
(OCoLC)605433163
Named Person: Karl Mannheim
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: George Ritzer
ISBN: 0761955399 9780761955399 0761955402 9780761955405
OCLC Number: 38334504
Description: viii, 212 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Mannheim's theory of rationalization: an alternative resource for the McDonaldization thesis? --
The McDonaldization of American sociology: a metasociological analysis --
Munch(ing) on McDonald(ization) of social theory --
McJobs: McDonaldization and its relationship to the labor process --
McDonaldization: the new "American menace" --
Globalization, McDonaldization and Americanization --
Credit cards, fast-food restaurants and increasing rationalization --
The "new" means of consumption: a postmodern analysis --
"McDisneyization" and "post-tourism:" complementary perspectives on contemporary tourism --
McUniversity in the postmodern consumer society --
Dealing with the new means of consumption --
Some concluding thoughts on the McDonaldization thesis.
Responsibility: George Ritzer.
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`Ritzer here revisits and extends the ground-breaking theory he first fully expounded in 1993 in The McDonaldisation of Society, since when he has published a number of papers which take the thesis Read more...

 
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