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 2000 Distinguished Contributions to Teaching Award by the American Sociological Association and an honorary doctorate from LaTrobe University in Australia. His best-known work, The McDonaldization of Society, has been read by hundreds of thousands of students over two decades and translated into over a dozen languages.  Ritzer is also the author of a series best-selling social theory textbooks for McGraw-Hill;  McDonaldization: The Reader;  and other works of critical sociology related to the McDonaldization thesis, including  A Critique of the Global Credit Card Society, Enchanting a Disenchanted World, The Globalization of Nothing, Globalization: A Basic Text, and The Outsourcing of Everything. He is the Editor of the Encyclopedia of Social Theory (2 vols.), the Encyclopedia of Sociology (11 vols.), and the Encyclopedia of Globalization (5 vols.), and is Founding Editor of the Journal of Consumer Culture. In 2014 he published the second edition of Introduction to Sociology with SAGE. 

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