1Pick an example from your PERSONAL experience to discuss the phenomenon of the rationalization of society as exemplified through EITHER Weber’s bureaucratization thesis OR Ritzer’s McDonaldization thesis. Paper logistics Format: 5 double-spaced pages, 12 font Due: Monday, April 25, at the beginning of class. ABSOLUTELY NO EXCEPTIONS.Paper Topic(20 points)In your essay, be sure to:List and briefly describe the main characteristics of bureaucracy and bureaucrats OR of McDonaldization and consumers. Elaborate on these characteristics through a discussion of your personal example, paying particular attention to the ones you consider particularly salient for your case Discuss the “irrational rationality” of the situation, the particular role you played in it, and your attitudes before and after it.Identify at least one “positive” aspect of the situation you are examining. To what extent does your example reflect Weber’s and Ritzer’snegative attitude to the impact of rationalization on society? To what extent, do you think, is your example typical of the situation/setting? By extension, to what extent do you agree with Weber and Ritzer’s “doom and gloom” attitude?2 BONUS POINTS: A picture (electronic or otherwise) of the phenomenon you are describing. SOCIOLOGY 313 Development of Sociological Theory
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