The McDonaldization Thesis

Book Name : The McDonaldization Thesis_x000D_
Explorations and Extensions

By by George Ritzer

Sub Title : Explorations and Extensions

Written by : by George Ritzer

Subject Category : Economics

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In this major new book, the author of the bestselling McDonaldization of Society provides an exploration of one of the most innovative and imaginative sociological theses of the last decade of the twentieth century - 'McDonaldization'. Part One centres on a discussion of Karl Mannheim's theory of rationalization. The author also assesses the degree to which sociology in general and sociological theory in particular have been 'McDonaldized'. The second part demonstrates the empirical reach of the 'McDonaldization' process with discussions on work, credit and globalization. Part Three moves beyond 'McDonaldization' to the worlds of 'new means of consumption' and the postmodern perspectives that best illuminate them. The author concludes with a re-evaluation of the McDonaldization thesis and its future. SAGE Publications; December 1997 ISBN 9780857021984 Read online, or download in secure PDF format Title: The McDonaldization Thesis Author: George Ritzer Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd Subject categories Economics > Commerce Social Science > Anthropology > Cultural Sociology > Culture Juvenile Nonfiction Business > Marketing Business and Commerce > Business > Marketing. Distribution of products Professions and Applied Sciences Business and Commerce > Business > Retail trade Business > Small Business Social Sciences Social Science > Sociology ISBNs 0857021982 9780761955399 9780857021984 In The Press '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 further and on which this book builds.... This is exciting, readable, provocative modern sociology that sets out to challenge the dominant trends in the construction of our brave new global world.... His work constitutes a serious academic challenge from within the very heartland of McDonaldisation and I highly recommend it to those who want to gain a perspective on post-modern society (and sociology)' - Self & Society 'The new book will underline the importance and usefulness of the concept of McDonaldization and I fully expect that it will become a standard topic for years to come.. Fascinating, it will make an ideal focus for lectures, seminars and so on' - Alan Bryman, Loughborough University ''McDonaldization' I came to appreciate long ago - it is by now a household term!' Professor Zygmunt Bauman, Department of Sociology, University of Leeds.

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This is exciting, readable, provocative modern sociology that sets out to challenge the dominant trends in the construction of our brave new global world....

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Economics - Commerce Social Science - Anthropology - Cultural Sociology - Culture Juvenile Nonfiction Business - Marketing Business and Commerce - Business - Marketing. Distribution of products Professions and Applied Sciences Business and Commerce - Business - Retail trade Business - Small Business Social Sciences Social Science - Sociology

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0857021982 - 9780761955399 - 9780857021984

In The Press:

'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 further and on which this book builds....

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SAGE Publications Ltd