George Ritzer Room



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Although already known to many in Sociology for his work in Social Theory, George Ritzer has become known to many more...across disciplines...since the original publication of THE MCDONALDIZATION OF SOCIETY. The links in this Room attest to the attention he has received...both for his McDonaldization thesis and his metatheorizing endeavors, which I feel deserve even more attention from sociologists. His SOCIOLOGICAL THEORY (and his other theory books), now in its 5th Edition, continues to be a popular book for both undergraduate and graduate courses. Whether you like his work or not, Ritzer's standing in the discipline is well established and in my own way, by creating this Room as venue for some of his work and works based on him, I wish to acknowledge it. I hope you find it useful.



Academic Information about George Ritzer

Original Works Online

McDonaldization

Sociological Theory/Metatheorizing

Notes and Reviews of Ritzer's Works

TSS Directory



































Academic Information about George Ritzer

Ritzer's Homepage
Including Ritzer's CV...Speaking Engagements

List of Ritzer's Publications

Interview with Ritzer

The Blackwell Companion to Major Social Theorists...ed. by George Ritzer
Details about the book









































Original Works Online

Sociology: A Multiple Paradigm Science
Original article by George Ritzer...from 1975...in The American Sociologist

Toward a More Integrated Sociological Paradigm
Concluding pages of "Appendix" to Sociological Theory, 2nd Edition









































McDonaldization

Robert Keel's Essay on The McDonaldization of Society

Introductory Essay about McD
by Michael Farrall, PhD

Douglas Kellner's Critique of The McDonaldization of Society
Excellent article...adds Marxist dimensions to Ritzer's thesis

The Ritzer Debate...Rob Silverstone

The McDonaldization of Society
EXCERPT...courtesy of McSpotlight.org

The Dimensions of McDonaldization
EXCERPT from The McDonaldization of Society. Thousand Oaks, Calif:Pine Forge Press. 1996. Pp. 9-11

Bureaucratization: Making Life More Rational
EXCERPT from The McDonaldization of Society. Thousand Oaks, Calif:Pine Forge Press. 1996. Pp. 17-20

The "irrationality of rationality"
EXCERPT from The McDonaldization of Society. Thousand Oaks, Calif:Pine Forge Press. 1996. Pp. 20-21

Bibliography from The McDonaldization of Society's

The McDonaldization of Society...for sale

Essay on The McDonaldization Thesis: Explorations and Extensions
Virginia Visconti

Social Organization...emphasis on McDonaldization

The McDonaldization of Syracuse
by Chris Wright

Weltschmertz, wolf hunt & the Pursuit of de-McDonaldization
Review of new album based on McDonaldization...by Norwegian band called Paradise in Bloom









































Sociological Theory/Metatheorizing

Chapter 5...Karl Marx
The organization of these links follows George Ritzer's Classical Sociological Theory. Many good links.

George Ritzer's Sociological Theory Bibliography
From the 4th edition

Sociology: A Multiple Paradigm Science
Original article by George Ritzer...from 1975...in The American Sociologist

Ritzer's Sociological Paradigms

Toward a More Integrated Sociological Paradigm
Concluding pages of "Appendix" to Sociological Theory, 2nd Edition

Essay on Levels of Reality (LOR)
by David H. Kessel

LOR Models
Basic and Expanded Models...rough sketches from David H. Kessel









































Notes and Reviews of Ritzer's Works

Review Notes for Ritzerís Enchanting A Disenchanted World

Review of: The McDonaldization Thesis: Explorations and Extensions
Reviewed by: Zygmunt Bauman