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notes 3/30/2009 - • Postmodern: time/space compression...

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Culture and “Late Capitalism” McDonaldization: George Ritzer. Efficiency - calculability - predictability - control The 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 the world McDonald’s is the basis of one of the most influential developments in contemporary soci- ety McDonaldization can be seen, at least in part, as one of a number of globalization processes Globalization: increasing world forces in the past. Processes that have ocured in the last 30-40 years. Liberal (common) - left, Democrat Liberal (original) - advocate market/sale relationship - Adam Smith Neoliberal - advocate pure free market - Milton Friedman. Thomas Friedman
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Unformatted text preview: • Postmodern: time/space compression characterizes postmodernity. 24 hour news cycle. • As historical era • As art, architecture, & style, aesthetics and social theory • As social theory & philosophy • David Harvey - • Premodernity: tradition (not science) pre-1700’s • Modernity: age of enlightenment, 1750-1880. First used in terms of art & aarchitecture • Postmodernity: Fordism to PostFordism, 1970’s. Mass production. Point in time we are currently living in, it’s a style. • Rationalization: Max Weber • One of 3 founding fathers of Sociology. • Hallmark for clear sign of modernity: desimination of rational ways of thinking and act-ing. Process by more and more things of society become rationalized...
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This note was uploaded on 04/27/2009 for the course SOC 104 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '08 term at Kansas.

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