Essays Tagged: "McDonaldization"

McDonaldization

McDonaldization, is the term Ritzer derived from the McDonalds' fast food chain to describe the stat ... ir patients who must go to them for treatment.In conclusion when one applies the four components of McDonaldization to our present health care system one discovers that they are aptly applicable. Quan ...

(6 pages) 192 0 3.8 Apr/1997

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

"The Mcdonaldization of Society" by George Ritzer.

According to George Ritzer, in his book The Mcdonaldization of Society, he defines this theory of Mcdonaldization of having four main components ... saying. A perfect example to support his theory lies in graduation speeches.The first component of McDonaldization that also applies to graduation speeches is predictability. Pretty much all graduati ... ust proves my point that graduation speeches are highly predictable in content.The second aspect of McDonaldization that applies to graduation speeches is efficiency. This is the ability to obtain wha ...

(4 pages) 219 0 1.7 May/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays

What are the causes of rise of fundamestism? is it a revolt against modernity? or a result of it? the answers are here.

dization that destroys local and regional culture and tradition. This has been carried by the terms McDonaldization or McWorld. This belief gathered response even in the first world countries like Fra ...

(5 pages) 134 0 3.9 Jun/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Current Issues

Is Mcdonaldization Inevitable?

Is Mcdonaldization Inevitable? George Ritzer's, Mcdonaldization of Society, is a critical analysis of t ... s of the impact on social structural change on human interaction and identity. According to Ritzer, Mcdonaldization "is the process by which the principles of the fast-food restaurant are coming to do ... ican society as well as rest of the world" (Ritzer, 1). Ritzer focuses on four major foundations of Mcdonaldization: efficiency, calculability, predictability, and control. These are the commandments ...

(5 pages) 171 1 3.7 Aug/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Taylorism and McDonaldization

specially in fast food and call centres. Taylorism and Scientific management are the precursors for McDonaldization, which are processes of the fast food industry that have become the major organizing ... g, courier firms and especially in fast food chains.A social phenomenon happening in our society is McDonaldization-a term first used by George Ritzer , although the pioneers of it were Taylor and For ...

(6 pages) 167 0 5.0 May/2004

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management

Prospect and Setbacks of Globalization to National Economies in the New Century

the creation of a New World economic system (the American one). Erling (2001) flatly used the term "McDonaldization" of the world as a synonym for globalization.Globalization has basically collected a ...

(12 pages) 357 0 4.7 Jun/2004

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

The McDonaldization of Society

tter! We want more!" seem to ring throughout the walls of our social constructions. In his book The McDonaldization of Society , George Ritzer discusses a similar notion: the concept of McDonaldizatio ... now what we want and we must have it: "bigger, better, faster, more". Supported by the explosion of McDonaldization in all sectors of our culture, this phrase has become the unofficial American Creed. ...

(12 pages) 197 0 4.8 Jul/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Low wage Jobs: Walmart, capitalism, class.

mployers in America means that there few chances that workers avoid the dehumanizing aspects of the McDonaldization in a work place. The systemic dogma's of Efficiency, Calculability, Predictability, ...

(5 pages) 181 2 5.0 Feb/2006

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Explain the irrationality of rationality of the four properties of McDonaldization and apply them after you go to mcdonalds

"McDonaldization,...is the process by which the principles of the fast-food restaurant are coming to ... f rationality with the four properties of social organization and how it is affecting society today.McDonaldization, as I interpret it, seems to be, at the root, a measure of control through a specifi ... sn't even look right when I see it on this computer screen). Both of these examples illustrate that McDonaldization forces people to not deal with real people, making them put their heads down at thei ...

(6 pages) 39 0 4.0 May/2006

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Case Studies

McDonaldization of Society

The McDonaldization of: If you have ever had a meal in a restaurant (fast-food/formal dining), used an A ... spent your vacation at an amusement park or simply browsed through a mall, you have been exposed to McDonaldization. McDonaldization is ?the process by which the principles of the fast food restaurant ... he rest of the world? (Ritzer, 1996, 1). Nearly ever aspect of today?s society has been affected by McDonaldization including the restaurant business, education, work, healthcare, travel, leisure, die ...

(13 pages) 59 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management

Mcdonaldization of society 2

The McDonaldization of: If you have ever had a meal in a restaurant (fast-food/formal dining), u ... spent your vacation at an amusement park or simply browsed through a mall, you have been exposed to McDonaldization. McDonaldization is "the process by which the principles of the fast food restaurant ... he rest of the world" (Ritzer, 1996, 1). Nearly ever aspect of today's society has been affected by McDonaldization including the restaurant business, education, work, healthcare, travel, leisure, die ...

(13 pages) 21 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management

McDonaldization of Childbirth

ionally, childbirth has emphasized the joy of bringing a new life into the world. However, with the McDonaldization of healthcare, childbirth seems to be more about standardization over nature. Hospit ... According to Ritzer, ?many of these irrationalities involve the opposite of the basic principles of McDonaldization,? (269) with the basic principles being efficiency, predictability and control. This ...

(7 pages) 44 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management

Global Flow of Drift Racing - From Japan to America

w is an effect of many causes such as colonization, migration and marketing. Usually, terms such as McDonaldization or Americanization have been coined to describe the global cultural flow. Those argu ...

(3 pages) 581 0 2.0 Nov/2009

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Current Issues

Sociology: McDonalization

ogy: McDonalization�Sociology: McDonalizationGeorge Ritzer, drawing upon Weber, calls it the McDonaldization of Society,"a society in which 'people would move from rationalized educational inst ... ontent of modem systems of higher education. As stated, the principal 'dimensions' at the heart of 'McDonaldization' are fourfold:"Efficiency; quantification and calculability; predictability, and the ...

(3 pages) 34 0 0.0 Jul/2010

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

The McDonaldization of Society (critique of novel written by George Ritzer, where he theorizes that modern society is now based on the concepts used by Ray Kroc in building his McDonald's empire)

Kleinhenz 8Jennifer KleinhenzSociology 465Dr. LiMcDonaldization of SocietyIn the novel "The McDonaldization of Society," George Ritzer defines McDon ... ast food industry in sales as well as their conception of how to run their restaurants. The idea of McDonaldization has been applied to many other areas of society besides McDonald's, such as other re ... uch as Wal-Mart. By following Max Weber's theory of rationalization and applying Ritzer's theory of McDonaldization, the Western society has knowingly (or unknowingly) changed its leisurely pace of bu ...

(9 pages) 0 0 0.0 Oct/2014

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology