The McDonaldization of society : into the digital age / George Ritzer, University of Maryland. [print]Material type: TextPublication details: Thousand Oaks, California : SAGE, (c)2021.Edition: Tenth editionDescription: xi, 217 pages ; 23 cmContent type:
- HM706.R589.M336 2021
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Efficiency and calculability: consumers 1 -- Predictability and control: consumers 2 -- Efficiency and calculability: McJobs and other McDonaldized occupations 2 -- Irrationality: the basic dimensions -- Epilogue: McDonaldization in the age of COVID-19.
"The McDonaldization of Society is George Ritzer's seminal work of critical sociology that updates and applies Max Weber's rationalization thesis to the the late 20th and early 21st century. The central premise of McDonaldization is that the fast food restaurant has become the model for the rationalization process today, creating a system of operation based on efficiency, calculability, predictability, and control that has been adopted across a wide ranges of businesses, organizations, and social institutions"--
Ritzer, G. (2020). The McDonaldization of Society: Into the Digital Age (Tenth ed.). SAGE Publications, Inc.
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.