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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.Â
Table of Contents
|McDonaldization: Basics, Studies, Applications, and Extensions|
|An Introduction to McDonaldization|
|Precursors: Bureaucracy and Max Weber's Theory of Rationality, Irrationality, and the Iron Cage|
|Islands of the Living Dead: The Social Geography of McDonaldization|
|On Mass Distrbution: A Case Study of Chain Stores in the Restaurant Industry|
|A Sociology of Rib Joints|
|McDonald's as a Disneyized Institution|
|Urgent Dreams: Climbing, Rationalization, and Ambivalence|
|A Conversation With Eric Schlosser, Author of Fast Food Nation|
|McDonaldization: The Major Criticisms|
|The McDonaldization of Social Structures and Institutions|
|McDonaldization of America's Police, Courts, and Corrections|
|McDonaldization of the Sex Industries?: The Business of Sex|
|McDonaldizing Men's Bodies? Slimming, Associated (Ir)Rationalities and Resistances|
|McDonaldization and the Family|
|McSchools for McWorld? Mediating global pressures with a McDonaldizing education policy response|
|The De-McDonaldization of the Internet|
|Multinational Retailers in China: Proliferating 'McJobs' or Developing Skills?|
|Supersizing Farms: The McDonaldization of Agriculture|
|From burgers to biodiversity? The McDonaldization of on-farm nature conservation in the UK|
|From Creeds to Burgers: Religious Control, Spiritual Search, and the Future of the World|
|McCitizens: Risk, Coolness, and Irony in Contemporary Politics|
|Cathedrals of Consumption: Rationalization, Enchantment, and Disenchantment|
|The McDonaldization Thesis and Cruise Tourism|
|A Case of McDonald's Restaurant: The Built Environment and the Perpetuation of the Phenomenon of Globalisation|
|Credit Cards, Fast-Food Restaurants, and Rationalization|
|Cross-Cultural Analysis, Social Movements, and Social Change|
|Jihad vs. McWorld|
|September 11, 2001: Mass Murder and Its Roots in the Symbolism of American Consumer Culture|
|The McLibel Trial Story - McSpotlight|
|José Bové vs. McDonald's: The Making of a National Hero in the French Anti-Globalization Movement|
|The Emergence of Slow Food: Social entrepreneurship, local foods, and the Piedmont gastronomy cluster|
|The Debate Over the Relationship Between McDonaldization and Globalization|
|Globalization and Culture: Three Paradigms|
|McDonaldization and the Global Culture of Consumption|
|Transnationalism, Localization, and Fast Foods in East Asia|
|The McDonald's Mosaic: Glocalization and Diversity|
|Domesticating the French Fry: McDonald's and Consumerism in Moscow|
|Glocommodification: How the Global Consumes the Local-McDonald's in Israel|
|Globalization and McDonaldization: Does It All Amount to ... Nothing?|
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