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Enchanting a Disenchanted World: Revolutionizing the Means of Consumption

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The Second Edition of Enchanting a Disenchanted World: Revolutionizing the Means of Consumption is a unique analysis of the world of consumption, examining how we are different consumers now than we were in the past, both in the U.S. and around the world. In the process of understanding this social development, a wide range of theoretical perspectives including Marxian, We ...more
Paperback, 280 pages
Published August 10th 2004 by Sage Publications, Inc (first published 1999)
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Marek Pawlowski
Kiedy za czasów studiów przeczytałem „Makdonaldyzację społeczeństwa” Riztera, zrobiła ona na mnie duże wrażenie. Dzięki niemu przekonałem się do analizy socjologicznej zjawisk społecznych nie na tyle, aby uznać ich prawdziwość, ile by nie traktować czasu na ich czytanie jako kompletnie zmarnowanego. Podobne odczucia mam w przypadku „Świata konsumpcji”. Jest to oczywiście rozwinięcie poglądów Ritzera z „Makdonaldyzacji”, tym razem jednakże czerpie dużo pomysłów z Baudrillarda. Jest to pozycja, kt ...more
Gianluca Diegoli
scrittura fatta di un mattone spaventoso, che va comunque a segno in molti punti con una precisione millimetrica, per gli appassionati del marketing e delle vendite "post moderne". ma se vi aspettate una lettura leggera, non compratelo. è abbastanza superato in molti punti, soffrendo dalla visione inizio anni 90 di una espansione senza fine del consumo e dei centri commerciali, prima di internet e del riflusso dei consumatori verso altre forme di consumo. interessante comunque.
Juho Salo
Jun 27, 2016 Juho Salo rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Answered so many questions I've held since childhood. And really well written, to boot!
Leo
Jul 04, 2012 Leo rated it really liked it
I read this book for a sociology class. I found the book to be illuminating on topics that I had not really considered in the realm of consumption. He uses the principles of Karl Marx, Max Weber and Jean Baudrillard as guidance in understanding our culture of consumption.
Allison
Jan 02, 2009 Allison rated it really liked it
I love Ritzer's ideas, I'm just tired of him capitalizing on writing the same idea in a different form 1,000 times. This is very similar to McDonaldization and other works by Ritzer. Good intro to Ritzer, though.
Tony
May 22, 2011 Tony rated it really liked it
A little dated, but it basically gets its predictions right, and has a lot of relevance for today's world. Ritzer provides a really great overview of postmodern social theory, and uses it to examine consumerism.
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George Ritzer is Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland. He has named at Distinguished-Scholar Teacher at Maryland and received the American Sociological Association’s Distinguished Contribution to Teaching Award. Among his academic awards are an Honorary Doctorate from La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia; Honorary Patron, University Philosophical Society, Trinity C ...more
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