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Education in contemporary American society is one aspect in the process of socialization in which people learn how to act correctly in society and learn specific behaviors needed to be able to function in today’s society. In the United States schools teach what it means to be American and the traits that go along with it. For example children are taught the English language, learn the common heritage shared by all Americans, and are reiterated the basics of society. The education system also attempts to give children from different cultural backgrounds the same Anglo education. The education system also acts as an intergrator of the lower class children into the mainstream of the rest of...
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Is Mcdonaldization Inevitable? George Ritzer's, Mcdonaldization of Society, is a critical analysis 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 dominate more and more sectors of American 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 of any rationalized corporation. However, they are not carried out from the point of...
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The Impact of Wendy's Old Fashioned Hamburgers on the McDonaldization of America
The way that Wendy's Old Fashioned Hamburgers does business and markets it's product to consumers is due to the change in our society to where the consumer wants the biggest, fastest, and best product they can get for their money. This change in society can be attributed to a process known as McDonaldization. Although McDonaldization can be applied to many other parts of our society, this paper will focus on its impact on Wendy's Old Fashioned Hamburgers. My belief is that the process of McDonaldization, where the ideology of McDonald's has come to dominate the world, has caused Wendy's Old Fashioned...
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While Marx and Weber had divergent analyses of capitalism, their evaluations of modern global capitalism have a common thread of thought. They both view the implementation of global capitalism, where subordinating individual needs and desires to achieve the end goal of accumulating wealth for wealth’s sake, as irrational and unreasonable. Because of that commonality, it is feasible to draw from both analyses to explain global capitalization today.
Karl Marx believed that the ultimate end of society is an imminent and significant, consisting of happiness, which can only be achieved via organized collectivism. Reality is controlled by financial necessity (historical materialism). In...
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In Mumbai, there is a McDonald's restaurant which doesn't serve beef. If Ray Kroc were told in 1954 that there would be a McDonald's in India which served no hamburgers, he would likely laugh in their face. Indeed, it is probably equally puzzling to the Indians who queue up there every day. However, this is the nature of 21st century society. McDonald's didn't open up a franchise to sell hamburgers in India, they set it up to sell anything in India, because the golden arches are a more important tool of attraction than any single dish. McDonald's, from atop their pedestal at...
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Today’s society and culture is becoming more and more McDonaldized. This paper will illustrate what the process of McDonaldization is. In addition, this paper will show how today’s society has adapted to this process along with using the theories from Max Weber.
The McDonaldization theory defines the process of which the principles of the fast-food restaurant are coming to dominate more and more sectors of American society as well as the rest of the world (Ritzer 1). Within McDonaldization there are five different concepts embedded into this theory, which are efficiency, calculability, predictability, control and lastly irrationality of rationality. These concepts are not just used...
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Tradition is losing its jurisdiction upon society. Throughout the Industrial and Political Revolutions it has been reformed by modernist thought and shifted from the mechanical solidarity of religion to a major upheaval of traditionalist thought. Traditional entities have reached modernity and found their selves caught in the reasoning of science and rationalization. Anomie is the inevitable feature of a transition from traditional solidarity to a complex modern society, drawing together the affinity of human nature and the ability to shape your own life with the choices that people face throughout their life. Humanity fell into anomie predominantly due to loss of tradition and in...