Explorations in the Sociology of Consumption: Fast Food, Credit Cards and Casinos

By George Ritzer

In this publication, one of many best social theorists and cultural commentators of recent instances, turns his gaze on intake. George Ritzer, writer of the well-known McDonaldization Thesis, demonstrates the irrational results of the rational wish to devour and commodify. He examines how McDonaldization might be resisted, and situates the reader within the new cultural areas which are rising in society: procuring shops, on line casino motels, Disneyfied subject parks and Las Vegas -- the recent `cathedrals of intake' as he calls them. The ebook exhibits how new techniques of intake relate to globalization conception. In illuminating discussions of the paintings of Thorstein Veblen and the French situationists, Ritzer finds the roots of difficulties of intake in older sociological traditions. He exhibits how transgression is certain up with intake, via an research of the obscene in renowned and postmodern tradition.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ebrary. com /lib/hselibrary/D oc? id=10080849& ppg=13 Copyright © 2001. Sage guides, integrated. All rights reserved. will not be reproduced in any shape with no permission from the writer, other than reasonable makes use of authorised below U. S. or acceptable copyright legislation. Ritzer,G eorge. Explorations within the Sociology ofConsum ption :FastFood,CreditCards and Casinos. London,,G BR:Sage Publications,Incorporated,2001. p 6. http://site. ebrary. com /lib/hselibrary/D oc? id=10080849& ppg=14 Copyright © 2001. Sage guides, included. All rights reserved. will not be reproduced in any shape with out permission from the writer, other than reasonable makes use of authorized below U. S. or appropriate copyright legislation. Ritzer,G eorge. Explorations within the Sociology ofConsum ption :FastFood,CreditCards and Casinos. London,,G BR:Sage Publications,Incorporated,2001. p 7. http://site. ebrary. com /lib/hselibrary/D oc? id=10080849& ppg=15 Copyright © 2001. Sage guides, included. All rights reserved. is probably not reproduced in any shape with no permission from the writer, other than reasonable makes use of approved below U. S. or appropriate copyright legislation. Ritzer,G eorge. Explorations within the Sociology ofConsum ption :FastFood,CreditCards and Casinos. London,,G BR:Sage Publications,Incorporated,2001. p eight. http://site. ebrary. com /lib/hselibrary/D oc? id=10080849& ppg=16 Copyright © 2001. Sage guides, integrated. All rights reserved. is probably not reproduced in any shape with out permission from the writer, other than reasonable makes use of accepted lower than U. S. or acceptable copyright legislations. Ritzer,G eorge. Explorations within the Sociology ofConsum ption :FastFood,CreditCards and Casinos. London,,G BR:Sage Publications,Incorporated,2001. p nine. http://site. ebrary. com /lib/hselibrary/D oc? id=10080849& ppg=17 Copyright © 2001. Sage courses, integrated. All rights reserved. is probably not reproduced in any shape with no permission from the writer, other than reasonable makes use of approved less than U. S. or appropriate copyright legislation. Ritzer,G eorge. Explorations within the Sociology ofConsum ption :FastFood,CreditCards and Casinos. London,,G BR:Sage Publications,Incorporated,2001. p 10. http://site. ebrary. com /lib/hselibrary/D oc? id=10080849& ppg=18 Copyright © 2001. Sage guides, integrated. All rights reserved. is probably not reproduced in any shape with no permission from the writer, other than reasonable makes use of approved lower than U. S. or appropriate copyright legislations. Ritzer,G eorge. Explorations within the Sociology ofConsum ption :FastFood,CreditCards and Casinos. London,,G BR:Sage Publications,Incorporated,2001. p eleven. http://site. ebrary. com /lib/hselibrary/D oc? id=10080849& ppg=19 Copyright © 2001. Sage courses, integrated. All rights reserved. is probably not reproduced in any shape with out permission from the writer, other than reasonable makes use of authorised below U. S. or acceptable copyright legislation. Ritzer,G eorge. Explorations within the Sociology ofConsum ption :FastFood,CreditCards and Casinos. London,,G BR:Sage Publications,Incorporated,2001. p 12. http://site. ebrary. com /lib/hselibrary/D oc? id=10080849& ppg=20 Copyright © 2001.

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