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    George Ritzer graduated from the Bronx High School of Science in 1958, stating to have “encountered the brightest people I have ever met in my life”. While at Bronx High School of Science, Ritzer received a New York State Regents Scholarship which would follow him to whichever college he chose to attend.

  • This video shows the effects that McDonalidization is having on our society today. According to sociologist George Ritzer, McDonaldization is a process by which a society takes on the characterisitics of a fast food restaurant. This video displays how McDonalds is virtually everywhere in the world and is availbale for consumers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. McDonalds is so easily accessable that you do not even need to get out of your car to consume the food and beverage, but you can just use the drive through option and be "lazy". Neira-

    Marijuana, in its current, largely unregulated form (“unregulated” because it is, in most cases, illegal), represents one of the few remaining vestiges of a history of mystic and shamanic practices that span millennia. This, in a world where science and bureaucratic organization have seemingly stamped out every last bit of mystery and uncertainty in our lives. Over the course of the last century, every aspect of our lives has been subject to increasing efficiency, calculability, predictability, and control (see: George Ritzer, The McDonaldization of Society). The result is that the activities comprising our daily lives have become increasingly mechanical. We feel as though forces external to us determine our every action. In the bleakest terms (those of Max Weber), we come to feel as though we are trapped in a great iron cage. And, when aspects of life are so limited and predictable, they become disenchanted (see: George Ritzer, Enchanting a Disenchanted World).


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  • Introduction to Sociology
    George Ritzer
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    George Ritzer (born 1940) is an American , professor, and author who studies , , patterns of , and modern and postmodern . His most notable contribution to date is his concept of , which draws upon ‘s idea of through the lens of the industry. In addition to creating his own theories, Ritzer has also written many general sociology books, including (2012) as well as (2014), and modern and postmodern textbooks. Currently, Ritzer is a Distinguished Professor at the .

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George Ritzer graduated from the Bronx High School of Science in 1958, stating to have "encountered the brightest people I have ever met in my life”. While at Bronx High School of Science, Ritzer received a New York State Regents Scholarship which would follow him to whichever college he chose to attend.