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

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

George Ritzer


In this publication, one of many prime social theorists and cultural commentators of recent instances, turns his gaze on intake. George Ritzer, writer of the recognized McDonaldization Thesis, demonstrates the irrational effects of the rational wish to eat and commodify. He examines how McDonaldization might be resisted, and situates the reader within the new cultural areas which are rising in society: purchasing department stores, on line casino resorts, Disneyfied subject matter parks and Las Vegas -- the recent `cathedrals of intake' as he calls them. The publication exhibits how new methods of intake relate to globalization thought. In illuminating discussions of the paintings of Thorstein Veblen and the French situationists, Ritzer reveals 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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