Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd; 1 edition (June 4, 2001)
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during this publication, one of many top social theorists and cultural commentators of contemporary instances, turns his gaze on intake. George Ritzer, writer of the recognized McDonaldization Thesis, demonstrates the irrational results of the rational wish to devour and commodify. He examines how McDonaldization will be resisted, and situates the reader within the new cultural areas which are rising in society: buying department stores, on line casino resorts, Disneyfied subject parks and Las Vegas -- the recent `cathedrals of intake' as he calls them. The ebook exhibits how new procedures of intake relate to globalization conception. In illuminating discussions of the paintings of Thorstein Veblen and the French situationists, Ritzer finds the roots of difficulties of intake in older sociological traditions. He shows how transgression is certain up with intake, via an research of the obscene in renowned and postmodern tradition.