McDonaldization of Society
Research (or ideally, READ) the book “McDonaldization of Society” 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 the essay:
1. In 2-3 paragraphs, summarize the main points in “McDonaldization of Society.”
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 Ritzer’s argument?
5. Do you think the advantages of McDonaldization outweigh the disadvantages? Explain.
6. Summarize a youtube video you watched of George Ritzer.
7. Research Max Weber’s view of bureaucracy (including pages 72-73 in our book). How is it similar/different to Ritzer’s use of McDonaldization?
8. List five (5) ways in your daily life that you could resist McDonaldizatio