McDonaldization : The Reader

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-11-17
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc

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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. 

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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