The McDonaldization Thesis : Explorations and Extensions.

T1 - The rationalization of everything? Using Ritzer's McDonaldization thesis to teach Weber

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McDonaldization is the idea that our society is becoming more efficient and more fast paced.

The McDonaldization Thesis - Goodreads

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“The McDonaldization of Society” was first published in 1993 and is now in its 5th edition.

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“The McDonaldization Thesis: Is expansion inevitable?” International Sociology 11 (1996), 291-308.

George Ritzer-The McDonaldization - Scribd

Ritzer warns that the spread of such "rationalized systems" has had irrational consequences, not least of which is the "disenchantment of the world," a situation in which rationality takes over, leaving no room for the mysterious, unpredictable qualities that make us human....

Understanding the Phenomenon of McDonaldization

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George Ritzer is currently Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland, College Park and cofounder, with Don Slater, of “The Journal of Consumer Culture”.

08/01/2018 · The McDonaldization Thesis: ..

AB - Today's students have grown up in a world structured by the forces of rationalization, making it difficult for them to comprehend the scope and magnitude of the transformations Weber described. In this paper, we outline a plan for helping students appreciate Weber's theoretical achievements, as well as teaching them to think more critically about what constitutes "the good life" in rationalized societies. We use Ritzer's best-selling book The McDonaldization of Society as a vehicle for encouraging students' interest in Weber's work. We describe a set of field exercises that bring Weber to life and provide rich material for active learning.