McDonaldization: The Reader (3rd Revised edition)

McDonaldization: The Reader (3rd Revised edition)

By: George F. Ritzer (editor)Paperback

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"The Third Edition of McDonaldization: The Reader" includes a wide array of sources, from journal articles, to essays from edited books, to newspaper, and magazine articles. George Ritzer, best-selling author of McDonaldization of Society, has updated this popular anthology to build upon and go beyond the thesis of McDonaldization. Classic articles from the First and Second Editions remain in this volume and are supplemented by a significant number of new pieces which bring the discussion about McDonaldization up to date. The volume includes a wide array of sources, from journal articles, to essays from edited books, to newspaper and magazine articles. Five of the 2nd edition articles have been updated and 11 articles are new to the third edition with new topics such as McDonaldization and men's body shaping, Internet 2.0, junk journalism, and cruise tourism. A greater emphasis is on McDonaldization and globalization in the third edition. Discussion questions and 'Thinking Critically' sections aid students in reviewing the material presented and further extending the conversation about and surrounding McDonaldization.

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George Ritzer is Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland, where he has also been a Distinguished Scholar-Teacher and won a Teaching Excellence Award. He was awarded the Distinguished Contributions to Teaching Award by the American Sociological Association, an honorary doctorate from LaTrobe University in Australia, and the Robin Williams Lectureship from the Eastern Sociological Society. His best-known work, The McDonaldization of Society (8th ed.), has been read by hundreds of thousands of students over two decades and translated into over a dozen languages. Ritzer is also the editor of McDonaldization: The Reader; and author of other works of critical sociology related to the McDonaldization thesis, including Enchanting a Disenchanted World, The Globalization of Nothing, Expressing America: A Critique of the Global Credit Card Society, as well as a series best-selling social theory textbooks and Globalization: A Basic Text. He is the Editor of the Encyclopedia of Social Theory (2 vols.), the Encyclopedia of Sociology (11 vols.; 2nd edition forthcoming), the Encyclopedia of Globalization (5 vols.), and is Founding Editor of the Journal of Consumer Culture. In 2016 he will publish the second edition of Essentials of Sociology with SAGE.


Part I. McDonaldization: Basics, Studies, Applications, and Extensions 1. An Introduction to McDonaldization 2. Precursors: Bureaucracy and Max Weber's Theory of Rationality, Irrationality, and the Iron Cage - George Ritzer 3. Islands of the Living Dead: The Social Geography of McDonaldization - George Ritzer 4. On Mass Distrbution: A Case Study of Chain Stores in the Restaurant Industry - Joel I. Nelson 5. A Sociology of Rib Joints - P. D. Holley and D. E. Wright, Jr. 6. McDonald's as a Disneyized Institution - Alan Bryman 7. Urgent Dreams: Climbing, Rationalization, and Ambivalence - Ian Heywood 8. A Conversation With Eric Schlosser, Author of Fast Food Nation 9. McDonaldization: The Major Criticisms - Bryan S. Turner Part II. The McDonaldization of Social Structures and Institutions 10. McDonaldization of America's Police, Courts, and Corrections - Matthew B. Robinson 11. McDonaldization of the Sex Industries?: The Business of Sex - Kathryn Hausbeck and Barbara G. Brents 12. McDonaldizing Men's Bodies? Slimming, Associated (Ir)Rationalities and Resistances - Lee F. Monaghan 13. McDonaldization and the Family - Sara Raley 14. McSchools for McWorld? Mediating global pressures with a McDonaldizing education policy response - Gary Wilkinson 15. The De-McDonaldization of the Internet - Nathan Jurgenson 16. Multinational Retailers in China: Proliferating 'McJobs' or Developing Skills? - Jos Gamble 17. Supersizing Farms: The McDonaldization of Agriculture - Andrew J. Knight 18. From burgers to biodiversity? The McDonaldization of on-farm nature conservation in the UK - Carol Morris and Matt Reed 19. From Creeds to Burgers: Religious Control, Spiritual Search, and the Future of the World - John Drane 20. McCitizens: Risk, Coolness, and Irony in Contemporary Politics - Bryan S. Turner 21. Cathedrals of Consumption: Rationalization, Enchantment, and Disenchantment - George Ritzer 22. The McDonaldization Thesis and Cruise Tourism - Adam Weaver 23. A Case of McDonald's Restaurant: The Built Environment and the Perpetuation of the Phenomenon of Globalisation - Kristine P. Jerome 24. Credit Cards, Fast-Food Restaurants, and Rationalization - George Ritzer Part III. Cross-Cultural Analysis, Social Movements, and Social Change 25. Jihad vs. McWorld - Benjamin R. Barber 26. September 11, 2001: Mass Murder and Its Roots in the Symbolism of American Consumer Culture - George Ritzer 27. The McLibel Trial Story - McSpotlight 28. Jose Bove vs. McDonald's: The Making of a National Hero in the French Anti-Globalization Movement - Wayne Northcutt 29. The Emergence of Slow Food: Social entrepreneurship, local foods, and the Piedmont gastronomy cluster - Hielke S. van der Meulen Part IV. The Debate Over the Relationship Between McDonaldization and Globalization 30. Globalization and Culture: Three Paradigms - Jan Nederveen Pieterse 31. McDonaldization and the Global Culture of Consumption - Malcolm Waters 32. Transnationalism, Localization, and Fast Foods in East Asia - James L. Watson 33. The McDonald's Mosaic: Glocalization and Diversity - Bryan S. Turner 34. Domesticating the French Fry: McDonald's and Consumerism in Moscow - Melissa L. Caldwell 35. Glocommodification: How the Global Consumes the Local-McDonald's in Israel - Uri Ram 36. Globalization and McDonaldization: Does It All Amount to ... Nothing? - George Ritzer 37. Globaloney - Michael Veseth Part V. Conclusion 38. eBayization - Elif Izberk-Bilgin & Aaron Ahuvia

Product Details

  • publication date: 22/12/2009
  • ISBN13: 9781412975827
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 464
  • ID: 9781412975827
  • weight: 590
  • ISBN10: 1412975824
  • edition: 3rd Revised edition

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