Explorations in the sociology of consumption : fast food, credit cards and casinos (eBook, 2001) [WorldCat.org]
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Explorations in the sociology of consumption : fast food, credit cards and casinos

Explorations in the sociology of consumption : fast food, credit cards and casinos

Author: George Ritzer
Publisher: London ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : SAGE, 2001.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Contains the author's latest reflections on the uses and misuses of metatheory. According to Ritzer, sociology is a multi paradigm science. This book seeks to find a way out of the confusion by sketching out the lineaments of a new integrated sociological paradigm.

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Genre/Form: Electronic book
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Ritzer, George.
Explorations in the sociology of consumption.
London ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : SAGE, 2001
(DLC) 2001269483
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: George Ritzer
ISBN: 9781412933292 1412933293 9780761971191 076197119X 9780761971207 0761971203 9781446220801 144622080X 1446227898 9781446227893 1280370599 9781280370595 9786610370597 6610370591
OCLC Number: 70774154
Language Note: English.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (x, 257 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Cover; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Chapter 1 --
Writing to be Read; Chapter 2 --
The Irrationality of Rationality; Chapter 3 --
Some Thoughts on the Future of McDonaldization; Chapter 4 --
The process of McDonaldization is not uniform: Nor are it's settings, consumer or the consumption of its goods and services; Chapter 5 --
Expressing America: A critique of the global credit card society; Chapter 6 --
Enchanting a disenchanted; Chapter 7 --
Ensnared in the e-net: The future belongs to the immaterial means of consumption.
Responsibility: George Ritzer.
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