Research (or ideally, READ) the book â€œMcDonaldization of Societyâ€
written by George Ritzer, first edition in 1993. Look for a youtube
video of a lecture or interview with George Ritzer.
Address the following in your essay:
1. In 2-3 paragraphs, summarize the main points in â€œMcDonaldization of Society.â€
2. What is McDonaldization? What are some examples of McDonaldization
given in the book?
3. What are some of the advantages of McDonaldization? Discuss
efficiency, calculability, predictability, and control.
4. What is rationality and how does it relate to Ritzerâ€™s argument?
5. Do you think the advantages of McDonaldization outweigh the
6. Summarize a youtube video you watched of George Ritzer.
7. Research Max Weberâ€™s view of bureaucracy (including pages 72-73 in
our book). How is it similar/different to Ritzerâ€™s use of
8. List five (5) ways in your daily life that you could resist McDonaldization.
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