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Explorations in the Sociology of Consumption

Fast Food, Credit Cards and Casinos

Explorations in the Sociology of Consumption by George Ritzer
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In this book, one of the leading social theorists and cultural commentators of modern times, turns his gaze on consumption. George Ritzer, author of the famous McDonaldization Thesis, demonstrates the irrational consequences of the rational desire to consume and commodify. He examines how McDonaldization might be resisted, and situates the reader in the new cultural spaces that are emerging in society: shopping malls, casino hotels, Disneyfied theme parks and Las Vegas, the new `cathedrals of consumption' as he calls them. The book shows how new processes of consumption relate to globalization theory. In illuminating discussions of the work of Thorstein Veblen and the French situationists, Ritzer unearths the roots of problems of consumption in older sociological traditions. He indicates how transgression is bound up with consumption, through an investigation of the obscene in popular and postmodern culture.
SAGE Publications; April 2001
269 pages; ISBN 9781412933292
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Title: Explorations in the Sociology of Consumption
Author: George Ritzer
 
ISBNs
1412933293
9780761971191
9781412933292