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Max Weber.
The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism. New introduction and translation by Stephen Kalberg, 3rd Roxbury ed.
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Max Weber.
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Max Weber.
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Max Weber.
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Max Weber.
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Max Weber.
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Rogers Brubaker.
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Randall Collins.
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Randall Collins.
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Arnold Eisen.
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Harvey Greisman.
"Disenchantment of the World."
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Harvey Greisman and George Ritzer.
"Max Weber, Critical Theory and the Administered World."
Qualitative Sociology, 4(1981):34–55.

Jurgen Habermas.
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Stephen Kalberg.
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Stephen Kalberg.
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Stephen Kalberg.
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Stephen Kalberg.
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Donald Levine.
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Arthur Mitzman.
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Wolfgang Mommsen.
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George Ritzer.
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George Ritzer and Terri LeMoyne.
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George Ritzer and David Walczak.
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Guenther Roth and Reinhard Bendix, eds.
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Lawrence Scaff.
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Wolfgang Schluchter.
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Mark A. Schneider.
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Alan Sica.
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Ronald Takaki.
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Benjamin Barber.
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Benjamin Barber.
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Zygmunt Bauman.
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Daniel Bell.
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Max Boas and Steve Chain.
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Pierre Bourdieu.
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Alan Bryman.
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Alan Bryman.
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Alan Bryman.
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Deborah Cameron.
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Simon Clarke.
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Ben Cohen, Jerry Greenfield, and Meredith Mann.
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Stanley Cohen and Laurie Taylor.
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Greg Critser.
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Thomas S. Dicke.
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John Drane.
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Richard Edwards.
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Charles Fishman.
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Marshall Fishwick, ed.
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Stephen M. Fjellman.
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James T. Flink.
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Thomas L. Friedman.
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Thomas Friedman.
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Herbert J. Gans.
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Barbara Garson.
All the Livelong Day: The Meaning and Demeaning of Routine Work, Rev. and updated ed.
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Steven L. Goldman, Roger N. Nagel, and Kenneth Preiss.
Agile Competitors and Virtual Organizations: Strategies for Enriching the Customer.
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Richard E. Gordon, Katharine K. Gordon, and Max Gunther.
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Roger Gosden.
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Harold Gracey.
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Harry L. Gracey.
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Allen Guttmann.
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Jeffrey Hadden and Charles E. Swann.
Prime Time Preachers: The Rising Power of Televangelism.
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Jerald Hage and Charles H. Powers.
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Newbury Park, CA: Sage, 1992.

David Harvey.
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Dennis Hayes and Robin Wynyard, eds.
The McDonaldization of Higher Education.
Westport, CT: Bergin and Garvey, 2002.

Kathleen Jamieson.
Eloquence in an Electronic Age: The Transformation of Political Speechmaking.
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Robert Kanigel.
One Best Way: Frederick Winslow Taylor and the Enigma of Efficiency.
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Kincheloe, Joe L.
The Sign of the Burger: McDonald's and the Culture of Power.
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Aliza Kolker and B. Meredith Burke.
Prenatal Testing: A Sociological Perspective.
Westport, CT: Bergin & Garvey, 1994.

William Severini Kowinski.
The Malling of America: An Inside Look at the Great Consumer Paradise.
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Jon Krakauer.
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Ray Kroc.
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Corby Kummer.
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Raymond Kurzweil.
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Fred "Chico" Lager.
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Frank Lechner and John Boli.
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Robin Leidner.
Fast Food, Fast Talk: Service Work and the Routinization of Everyday Life.
Berkeley: University of California Press, 1993.

John F. Love.
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Stan Luxenberg.
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Jean-Francois Lyotard.
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Frank Mankiewicz and Joel Swerdlow.
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Micheli, Joseph A.
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Jessica Mitford.
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Ian I. Mitroff and Warren Bennis.
The Unreality Industry: The Deliberate Manufacturing of Falsehood and What It Is Doing to Our Lives.
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Jerry Newman.
My Secret Life on the McJob: Lessons from Behind the Counter Guaranteed to Supersize Any Management Style.
NY: McGraw-Hill, 2007.

Sherwin B. Nuland.
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Martin Parker and David Jary.
"The McUniversity: Organization, Management and Academic Subjectivity."
Organization 2(1995):319–337.

Thomas J. Peters and Robert H. Waterman.
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Neil Postman.
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New York: Viking, 1985.

Neil Postman.
Technopoly: The Surrender of Culture to Technology.
New York: Knopf, 1992.

Peter Prichard.
The Making of McPaper: The Inside Story of USA TODAY.
Kansas City, MO: Andrews, McMeel and Parker, 1987.

Stanley Joel Reiser.
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Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1978.

Ester Reiter.
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George Ritzer.
"The McDonaldization of Society."
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George Ritzer.
Expressing America: A Critique of the Global Credit Card Society.
Newbury Park, CA: Pine Forge Press, 1995.

George Ritzer.
The McDonaldization Thesis.
London: Sage, 1998.

George Ritzer, ed.
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American Behavioral Scientist, 47(October 2003).

George Ritzer.
Enchanting a Disenchanted World: Revolutionizing the Means of Consumption. 2nd ed.
Thousand Oaks, CA: Pine Forge Press, 2005.

George Ritzer, ed.
McDonaldization: The Reader, 2 nd ed.
Thousand Oaks, CA: Pine Forge, 2006.

George Ritzer.
The Globalization of Nothing 2.
Thousand Oaks, CA: Pine Forge, 2007.

George Ritzer and David Walczak.
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Journal of American Culture, 9(1987):43–51.

Roland Robertson.
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London: Sage, 1992.

Chris Rojek.
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London: Routledge, 1993.

Eric Schlosser.
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Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2001.

Eric Schlosser.
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Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2007.

Schulz, Howard.
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John Simmons.
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Peter Singer.
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Alfred P. Sloan, Jr.
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Barry Smart, ed.
Resisting McDonaldization.
London: Sage, 1999.

Morgan Spurlock.
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Frederick W. Taylor.
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John Vidal.
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New York: New Press, 1997.

James L. Watson, ed.
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Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1997.

Shoshana Zuboff.
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NEW Additional Suggested Readings

Journal of Consumer Culture, George Ritzer (ed.), Sage.

George Ritzer and J. Michael Ryan. 2007.
" Postmodern Social Theory and Sociology: On Symbolic Exchange with a "Dead" Theory," In Reconstructing Postmodernism. Jason Powell and Tim Owen (eds.),
New York: Nova Science Publishers.

George Ritzer, J. Michael Ryan, and Jeff Stepnisky. 2005.
"Transformations in Consumer Settings: Landscapes and Beyond," In Inside Consumption, R. Ratneshwar & D. Mick (ed.).
New York: Routledge: 292-308.

George Ritzer and Michael Ryan. 2004.
"Americanisation, McDonaldisation, and Globalisation," Issues in Americanisation and Culture, Neil Campbell, Jude Davies, and George McKay (eds.),
Edinburgh, Scotland: Edinburgh University Press: 41-60.

George Ritzer and Michael Ryan. 2003.
"Toward a Richer Understanding of Global Commodification: Glocalization and Grobalization,"
The Hedgehog Review
, 5 (2): 66-76

George Ritzer and Michael Ryan. 2003.
"The Globalization of Nothing,"
Social Thought & Research, 25: 51-81.

Ryan, J. Michael. 2007.
"McDonald's: A Modern Paradigm for a Classical Concept," Bestuurskundige Berichten [Public Administrative Messages].
Amsterdam, The Netherlands. May 2007, Pp. 6-7.

Ryan, J. Michael, Daniel Thomas Cook, and Meghan E. Rich (ed.). 2006.
Syllabi and Instructional Resources for Teaching the Sociology of Consumers and Consumption
, Second Edition.
Compiled and edited for the American Sociological Association.

Baudrillard, J.
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Benjamin, W.
The Arcades Project
Cambridge, Harvard University Press, 1999

Bocock, R.

London: Routledge,1993

Featherstone, M.
Consumer Culture and Postmodernism.

London: Sage, 1991

Ben Fine, B. and E. Leopold
The World of Consumption.

London: Routledge. 1993

Lears, J.
Fables of Abundance.
New York: Basic Books, 1994

Miles, S.
Consumerism as a way of Life.
Thousand Oaks, C.A. Sage, 1998

Slater, Don.
Consumerism, Culture and Modernity.
London: Polity Press

Schor, Juliet.
The Overspent American.
New York: Harper, 1998

Zukin, Sharon.
Point of Purchase: How Shopping Changed American Culture.
New York:

Juliana Mansvelt (2005).
Geographies of Consumption
London: Sage.

Elizabeth Chin (2001).
Purchasing Power: Black Kids and American Consumer ulture.
Minneapolis: U of Minn. Press.

Mark Gottdiener(2001).
The Theming of America: American Dreams, Media
Fantasies, and Themed Environments, 2 nd ed. Boulder: Westview Press.

Barry Schwartz (2004).
The Paradox of Choice: Why More is Less
NY: Ecco.

Juliet Schor (2004).
Born to Buy: The Commercialized Child and the New Consumer Culture.

NY: Scribner.

Barbara Ehrenreich, Nickel and Dimed (Metropolitan Books 2002).

Carl McDaniel and John Gowdy, Paradise for Sale: A Parable of Nature (University of California 2ooo).

John C. Ryan and Alan Durning, Stuff: The Secret Lives of Everyday Things (Northwest Environment Watch 1997).

Juliet Schor and Douglas Holt, The Consumer Society Reader (New Press 2000).

James Twitchell, Lead Us Into Temptation (Columbia 1999).

Thorstein Veblen, The Theory of the Leisure Class (Dover 1994).

Peter Stearns, Consumerism in World History: The Global Transformation of Desire, Routledge, 2001.

John Clammer, Contemporary Urban Japan: A Sociology of Consumption, Blackwell, 1997.

Joseph J. Tobin, ed.,
Re-Made in Japan: Everyday Life and Consumer Taste in a Changing Society
Yale University Press, 1992.

Deborah S. Davis, ed.,
The Consumer Revolution in Urban China

University of California Press, 2000.

Christopf Neidhart.
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Rowman and Littlefield, 2003.

Lizbeth Cohen.
Consumer's Republic
Vintage, 2004.

Benson, Susan Porter, 1986.
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Bloomington: Indiana University Press.

Chin, Elizabeth. 2001.
Purchasing Power: Black Kids and American Consumer Culture
Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

Gregson, Nicky and Crewe, Louise. 2003.
Second-Hand Cultures
Oxford: Berg.

Handler, Richard and Gable, Eric. 1997.
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at Colonial Williamsburg.
Durham: Duke University Press.

Leach, William. 1993.
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New York: Pantheon.

George Ritzer.
Explorations in the Sociology of Consumption.
London: Sage, 2001.

Don Slater.
Consumer Culture and Modernity.
London: Polity Press, 1997.

Karl Marx.
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Max Horkheimer and Theodor W. Adorno.
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Walter Benjamin.
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Cambridge: Belknap Press of Harvard, 1999.

Georg Simmel.
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Georg Simmel.
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London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1907/1978.

Rosalind Williams.
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Jean Baudrillard.
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London: Sage, 1970/1998.

Michel DeCerteau.
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Berkeley: University of California Press, 1984.

Gilles Lipovetsky.
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Karen Halnon References

Halnon, Karen Bettez. (2002).
"Poor Chic: The Rational Consumption of Poverty." Current Sociology.
Journal of the International Sociology Association, July, Vol. 50(4): 501-516. At

Her forthcoming (St. Martin's / Worth) book Poor Chic: Poverty Fads, Fashions, and Media in Popular Consumer Culture also contains a chapter entitled "McPoverty." Barry Smart References


Resisting McDonaldization 1999, edited by Barry Smart, 15 chapters discussing different aspects of McDonaldization - Sage, London, pages x + 261.


'Resisting McDonaldization: Theory, Process and Critique', Barry Smart pp 1-21 in above text. Accounting for anxiety: economic and cultural imperatives transforming university life', pp 43-56, in The McDonaldization of Higher Education, 2002, edited by D Hayes and R Wynyard, London, Bergin and Garvey.