Definition of McDonaldization
(noun) “[T]he process by 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 world” (Ritzer 2015:1).
Etymology of McDonaldization
- Coined by George Ritzer (born 1940) in The McDonaldization of Society (1993). Ritzer’s work is currently in its 9th edition, recently updated to discuss how the digital age is related to the McDonaldization of society.
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- Syllabification: (mc·do·nald·i·za·tion)
- Plural: McDonaldizations
- Food and Agriculture Resources – Books, Journals, and Helpful Links
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