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By George Ritzer

The in simple terms book to attach the standard international of the 20-something undergraduate purchaser with sound sociological analysis of the area of consumption

Enchanting a dissatisfied international, 3rd version examines Disney, department shops, cruise traces, Las Vegas, the realm large net, Planet Hollywood, charge cards, and the entire alternative ways we now devour. completely up-to-date to mirror the hot monetary recession and the impression of the web, bestselling writer George Ritzer keeps to discover this book's primary thesis: that our society has passed through primary switch a result of means and the extent at which we devour.

This Third Edition demonstrates how now we have created new "cathedrals" of intake (places that enchant us so one can attract us to stick longer and devour extra) whereas carrying on with to take capitalism to a brand new point. those locations of intake, no matter if in our houses, the mall, or our on-line world, are in a continuing nation of "enchanting the disenchanted," luring us via new spectacles simply because their rational features are either useful and deadening whilst.

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  • Offers a different research of the area of intake, particularly the settings during which intake takes place
  • Discusses the hot worldwide fiscal recession all through
  • Offers wealthy info on eating in such areas as Las Vegas, Disney global, on cruise ships, in Wal-Mart, at McDonald's, and, new to this version, at the Web
  • Includes quite a lot of theoretical perspectives—Marxian, Weberian, severe conception, postmodern theory—as good as a few recommendations resembling hyperconsumption, implosion, simulation, and time and house to teach scholars how sociological conception might be utilized to daily phenomena

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