McDonaldization: The Reader

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SAGE Publications, Jan 31, 2006 - Social Science - 394 pages
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The Second Edition of this bestselling Reader has been expanded to include interviews with important, recent contributors to the understanding of McDonaldizaton: Morgan Spurlock, Supersize Me and Eric Schlosser Fast Food Nation.

McDonaldization retains its wide array of sources, from journal articles to essays, from edited books to newspaper and magazine articles. In this new edition, articles have been edited to limit repetition. Discussion questions and `thinking critically′ sections have been added to aid 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.

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