McDonaldization: The Reader

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George Ritzer
SAGE Publications, Nov 17, 2009 - Social Science - 449 pages
6 Reviews
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.

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User Review  - Alan Valdez - Goodreads

It was interesting, but it was also a bit redundant after reading the original "The McDonaldization of Society". Lots of short, self-contained perspectives and examples about different aspects of ... Read full review

Review: McDonaldization: The Reader

User Review  - Goodreads

It was interesting, but it was also a bit redundant after reading the original "The McDonaldization of Society". Lots of short, self-contained perspectives and examples about different aspects of ... Read full review

About the author (2009)

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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