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UE: SOC 110HA: McDonaldization of Society: Other sources

LibGuide for the University Explorations course "The McDonaldization of Society"

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This is a list of newspaper, magazine and other non-peer-reviewed materials mentioned in the textbook, organized by chapter. Some are available online, some are available through the Cannon Memorial Library.

1: Introduction to McDonaldization

Sharkey, Joe. 2013. "Fast Food, Not Fine Dining, Tops Expense Account List." New York Times, October 7:

Adamy, Jane. 2006. "For Subway, Anywhere on the Planet Is Possible Franchise Site." Wall Street Journal, September 1:  

Collins, Glenn. 1996. "A Big Mac Strategy at Porterhouse Prices." New York Times, August 13:

Egan, Timothy. 1990. "Big Chains Are Joining Manhattan's Toy Wars." New York Times, December 8:

Lewin, Tamar. 1989. "Small Tots, Big Biz." The New York Times Magazine, January 29:

Mellor, William. 2011. "McDonald's No Match for KFC in China as Colonel Rules Fast Food." Bloomberg, January 26:

Kramer, Andrew. 2011. "Delivering on Demand." The New York Times, August 4:

Young, Robin. 1997. "Britain is Fast-Food Capital of Europe." Times, April 25:

Prusher, Ilene. 1998. "McDonaldized Israel Debates Making Sabbath 'Less Holy'" Christian Science Monitor, January 30:

Cowan, Allison Leigh. 1984. "Unlikely Spot for Fast Food." New York Times, April 29:

Goodman, Peter. 2003. "Familar Logo on Unfamiliar Eateries in Iraq." Washington Post, May 26:

Elmer-Dewitt, Philip, and Elizabeth Lea. 1993. "Anita the Agitator." Time, January 25:

Shapiro, Eben. 1991. "The Sincerest Form of Rivalry." New York Times, October 19:

Vielmann, Carlos. 2006. "Pollo Campero Refreshes brand Logo Getting Ready for Expansion." Business Wire, June 16:

Collins, Lauren. 2011. "House Perfect: Is the IKEA Ethos Comfy or Creepy?" The New Yorker, October 3:

"Stylish, Swedish, 60-ish ; Ikea's a global phenomenon - a homewares behemoth founded by a Swedish farmer's son when he was just 17. Shortly to celebrate its 60th birthday and with the first Welsh store due in November, we've self-assembled 60 facts about Ikea (and we didn't even need the instructions)...:" Western Mail, May 20:

Arndt, Michael. 2007. "McDonald's Goes 24/7." MSNBC, January 26:

Shipp, ER. 1985. "The McBurger Stand That Started It All." New York Times, February 27:

Keller, Bill. 1990. "Of Famous Arches, Beeg Meks and Rubles." New York Times, January 28:

2009. "Cheesed Off." The Economist, July 18:

2007. "iPod Index trumps the BigMac one." Sidney Morning Herald, January 18:

Keller, Bill. 1990. "Of Famous Arches, beeg Meks and Rubles." New York Times, January 28:

Greenhouse, Steven. 1986. "The Rise and Rise of Big Mac." New York Times, June 8:

Papiernik, Richard. 1994. "Mac Attack?" Financial World, April 12:

Shapiro, Laura. 1990. "Ready for McCatfish?" Newsweek, October 15:

Kleinfield, N.R. 1985. "Fast Food's Changing Landscape." New York Times, April 15:

Flint, Anthony. 1999. "Boston Officials Balk at Placement of McDonald's at New Courthouse." Boston Globe, March 9:

Samuel, Henry. 2009. "McDonald's Restaurant to Open at the Louvre." The Telegraph, October 4:

Uchitelle, Louis. 1992. "That's Funny, Those Pickles Don't Look Russian." New York Times, February 27:

Kristof, Nicholas. 1992. "Billions Served (And That Was Without China)." New York Times, April 24:

Kumar, Anita. 2003. "A new Food Revolution on Campus." St. Petersburg Times, May 11:

McDowell, Edwin. 1992. "Fast Food Fills Menu for Many Hotel Chains." New York Time, January 9:

Anonymous. 1998. "Is Your Kid Failing Lunch?" Consumer Reports, September:

Anders, George. 1993. "McDonald's Methods Come to Medicine As Chains Acquire Physicians Practices." Wall Street Journal, August 24:

Kurtz, Howard. 1996. "Slicing, Dicing News To Attract the Young; Florida Paper Aims to Buck Trend Of Declining National Readership." Washington Post, January 6:

Gottlieb, Martin. 1986. "Pornography's Plight Hits Time Square." New York Times, October 5:

Rey, P.J. 2009. "Augmented Reality: Going the Way of the Dildo." Sociology Compass:

Warner, Melanie. 2006. "McDonald's Revival Has Hidden Health Costs." International Herald Tribune, April 20:

Warner, Melanie. 2006. "U.S. Restaurant Chains Find There Is No Too Much." New York Times, July 28:

Riding, Alan. 1992. "Only the French Elite Scorn Mickey's Debut." New York Times, April 13:

Farah, Douglas. 1995. "Cuban Fast Food Joint Are Quick Way for Government to Rally Economy." Washington Post, January 24:

Collins, Lauren. 2011. "House Perfect: Is the IKEA Ethos comfy or Creepy?" New Yorker, October 3:

Samuelson, Robert. 1989. "In Praise of McDonald's." Washington Post, November 1:

Reingold, E.M. 1992. "America's Hamburger Helper." Time, June 29:

McNichol, Tom. 2002. "The Secret Behind a Burger Cult." New York Times, August 14:

Shooter, Annie. 2011. "The Alarming Truth about Your 'Fresh and Healthy' Pret-a-Manger." Daily Mail, April 11:

Clifford, Stephanie. 2011. "Would You Like a Smile with That?" New York Times, August 6:

2: The Past, Present, and Future of McDonaldization

Pace, Eric. 1994. "William Levitt, 86, Pioneer of Suburbs, Dies." New York Times, January 29:

Lowell, Rebecca. 1998. "Modular Homes Move Up." Wall Street Journal, October 23:

Dullea, Georgia. 1991. "The Trackhouse as Landmark." New York times, October 17:

Kaplan, Janice L. 1995. "A Mall Outlet for Cabin Fever." Washington Post, February 10:

Segal, David. 2008. "Our Love Affair with Malls Is on the Rocks." New York Times, January 31:

Altaner, David. 1995. "BlockBuster Video: 10 Year running Family-Oriented Concept Has Changed Little Since 1985, When Chain Was Founded by a Dallas Businessman." Sun-Sentinel, October 16:

Bittman, Mark. 2011. "Is Junk Food Really Cheaper?" New York Times, September 21:

3: Efficiency and Calculability

Stout, Hillary. 2013. "For Shoppers, Next Level of Instant Gratification." New York Times, October 8:

Kershner, Jim. 2003. "Trays of Our Lives: Fifty years after Swanson unveiled the first; TV dinner, meals-in-a- box have never been bigger." Spokesman Review, March 19:

Freedman, Alix. 1989. "The American Way of Buying --- The Microwave Cooks Up a New Way of Life." Wall Street Journal, September 19:

Shapiro, Eben. 1991. "A Page from Fast Food's Menu." New York Times, October 14:

Boodman, Sandra. 1989. "Big People, Big Business; The Overweight, Numbers Rising, Try Nutri/System." Washington Post, October 10:

Herman, Robin. 1999. "Drugstore on the Net; It's Quick, It's Convenient and It's Unregulated. Consumers Run the Risk of Harm With Do-It-Yourself Prescriptions." Washington Post, May 4:

Hajewski, Doris. 1998. "Employees Save Time by Shopping Online at Work." Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, December 16:


Walker, Leslie. 1998. "Google Turns Its Gaze to Online Shopping." Washington Post, December 15:

Perlstein, Linda. 1998. "Software's Essay Test: Should It Be Grading?" Washington Post, October 13:

Potts, Mark. 1991. "Struggles With Merger Script; Wage, Benefit Cuts Anger Erol's Workers." Washington Post, December 9:

Shapiro, Eben. 1992. "Market Place: A Mixed Outlook for Blockbuster." New York Times, February 21:

Daemmrich, JoAnna. 1998. "Candidates increasingly turn to Internet; Cyberspace seen as efficient medium for getting out the vote." Baltimore Sun, October 21:

Kessler, Glenn and James Rowell. 1998. "Global Medical Symposia: Communicating Globally, Quickly, and Economically." Medical Marketing and Media, September:

Lenhart, Jennifer. 1998. "`Happy Holidays,' High-Tech Style; Sending Cards Over the Internet Gains Popularity." Washington Post, December 20:

Adamy, Janet. 2007. "For McDonald's, It's a Wrap; Created by Chef Dan Coudreaut, Chicken Snack Is a Hit, Shows New Approach to Menu Items." Wall Street Journal, January 30:

Shapiro, Eben. 1990. "Ready, Set, Scan That Melon!" New York Times, June 14:

Woodyard, Chris. 1998. "Grocery Shoppers Can Be Own Cashiers." USA Today, March 9:

Barron, James. 1989. "Please Press 2 for Service; Press ? for an Actual Human." New York Times, February 17:

Horovitz, Bruce. 1997. "Fast-food chains bank on bigger-is-better mentality." USA Today, September 12:

Smith, Janus. 1994. "Taco Bell delivers even greater value to its customers by introducing Big Fill Menu." Business Wire, November 2:

Elmer-Dewitt, Philip and Janice M. Horowitz. 1995. "Fat Times." Time, January 16:

Wells, Jane. 2007. "Supersizing it: McDonald's tests bigger burger." CNBC, March 23:

"The Cheesecake Factory Restaurants Celebrate 25th Anniversary." Business Wire, February 25, 2003:

Lewin, Tamar. 2011. "Weekly Prompts from a Mentor." New York Times, August 25:

Lewin, Tamar. 2011. "A Way to Speed the Pace." New York Times, August 25:

Gervasi, Susan. 1990. "The Credentials Epidemic." Washington Post, August 30:

Peterson, Iver. 1990. "Let That Be a Lesson; Rutgers Ousts a Well-Liked but Little-Published Professor." New York Times, May 9:

Cooper, Kenneth. 1991. "Stanford President Sets Initiative on Teaching;Quantity of Research Would Be Deemphasized; Bonuses to Reward Effective Instruction." Washington Post, March 3:

Schoettler, Carl. 1998. "Examining the pull of the poll; The practice of polling proliferates, even as politicos and the public deny the surveys matter." Baltimore Sun, October 11:

4: Predictability and Control

Helfand, Duke. 2009. "A super-sized way to worship; California has more megachurches than any other state, with the majority in suburbs between Los Angeles and San Diego." Los Angeles Times, October 11:

Salmon, Jacqueline L. and Hamil R. Harris. 2007. "Reaching Out With the Word -- and Technology; As Area Congregations Grow, Churches Build Satellite Sites, Televise Sermons." Washington Post, February 4:

Mitchell, Henry. 1991. "Wonder Bread, Any Way You Slice It." Washington Post, March 22:

Gilbert, Matthew. 1997. "TV's cookie-cutter comedies Copycatting is the hottest thing going on network TV, producing media wallpaper along the interminable electronic hallway." Boston Globe, October 19:

Beyer, Andrew. 1990. "Lukas Has the Franchise on Almighty McDollar." Washington Post, August 8:

Peterson, Iver. 1995. "Urban Dangers Send Children Indoors to Play; A Chain of Commercial Playgrounds Is One Answer for Worried Parents." New York Times, January 1:

Johnson, Dirk. 1986. "Vacationing at Campground Is Hardly Roughing It." New York Times, August 28:

Taub, Eric. 1998. "The Burger Industry Takes a Big Helping of Technology." New York Times, October 8:

Greer, William R. 1987. "Robot Chef's New Dish: Hamburgers." New York Times, May 27:

Lev, Michael. 1990. "Taco Bell Finds Price of Success (59 cents)." New York Times, December 17:

Sims, Calvin. 1988. "Robots to Make Fast Food Still Faster." New York Times, August 24:

Murray, Chuck. 1993. "Robots Roll from Factory to Kitchen." Chicago Tribune, October 17:

Wysocki, Bernard. 2003."  Follow the Recipe: Children's Hospital in San Diego has taken the standardization of medical care to an extreme." Wall Street Journal, April 22:

Langer, Gary. 1990. "Computers Reach Out, Respond to Human Voice; Phone Companies Turn to Electronic Operators'." Washington Post, February 11:

Lavin, Carl H. 1989. "Automated Planes Raising Concerns." New York Times, August 12:

Eilperin, Juliet. 2009. "Farm-Fresh Fish -- With a Catch; Aquaculture Boom Raises Concerns." Washington Post, September 20:

Dean, Cornelia. 2009. "Rules Guiding Fish Farming in the Gulf Are Readied." New York Times, September 4:

Duffy, M. and J. M. Horowitz. 1990. "The Fish Tank on the Farm." Time, December 3:

Mergenbagen Dewitt, Paula. 1993. "In Pursuit of Pregnancy." American Demographics, May:

Kellaway, Lucy. 1998. "No price for little ones: Pay up front or go for the a` la carte option: either way fertility clinics' marketing of babies fails to appeal - full stop." Financial Times, September 28:

Vann, Korky. 1997. "With In-Vitro-Fertilization, Late-Life Motherhood Becoming More Common." Hartford Courant, July 1:

Daley, Janet. 1994. "Is Birth Ever Natural?" The Times, March 16:

American College of Nurse-Midwives. 2008. Annual Report: With Women, for a Lifetime:

Menacker, Ray and Brady E. Hamilton. 2010. "Recent Trends in Cesarean Delivery in the United States." NCHS Data Brief No. 35 (March):

Brink, Susan. 2002. "Too Posh To Push?" U.S. News & World Report, August 5:

Zezima, Katie. 2009. "Home Burials Offering an Intimate Alternative, at a Lower Cost" New York Times, July 21:

Morrow, Lance. 1998. "Time for the Ice Floe, Pop:In the name of rationality, Kevorkian makes dying--and killing--too easy." Time, December 7:

5: The Irrationality of Rationality

Jargon, Julie. 2006. "McD's Service Stalls at Drive-Through." Crain's Chicago Business, January 2:

Nerdy Nerd Nerdz. 2011. "Mcdonalds Restaraunts launch new drive-thru handheld tablets to speed service." July 11:

Bittman, Mark. 2011. "How to Make Oatmeal... Wrong." Opinionator, February 22:

Warner, Melanie. 2006. "Salads or No, Cheap Burgers Revive McDonald's." New York Times, April 19:

Smolowe, J. and T. McCarroll.1990. "READ THIS!!!" Time, November 26:

Bittman, Mark. 2011. "Is Junk Food Really Cheaper?" New York Times, November 25:

Abramowitz, Rachel. 2006. "Disney Loses Its Appetite for Happy Meal Tie-Ins; As more children lean toward obesity, Mickey and Co. lean away from McDonald's fast food." Los Angeles Times, May 8:

Charleston Daily Mail. 2005. "At 42, Ronald McDonald reborn as fitness fanatic, Fast-food giant's new advertising campaign features slimmer and sportier mascot." June 10:

Schrambling, Regina. 1991. "The Curse of Culinary Convenience." New York Times, September 10:

Allday, Erin. 2006. "Technology, eating habits help to spread E. coli / Mass-processed foods more  easily contaminated." San Francisco Chronicle, September 23:

Ahuja, Gitika and Richard Besser. 2009."Three years after E. coli outbreak, is spinach safer?" ABC News, November 10:

WorldWatch Institute. "Meat Production Continues to Rise."

Beesley, Arthur. 2006. "China's Diet Revolution Threatens the Environment." Irish Times, December 28:

O'Brien, Tim. 1998. "Farming: Poison pens The practice of dosing factory-farmed animals with growth-promoting antibiotics could be producing bacteria resistant to vital human medicines." The Guardian, April 29:


Woodard, Colin. 1998. "Fish Farms Get Fried for Fouling." Christian Science Monitor, September 9:

Egan, Timothy. 1994. "In Land of French Fry, Study Finds Problems." New York Times, February 7:

Pedder, Sophie. 1999. "A survey of France: The grand illusion." The Economist, June 5:

Goodman, Ellen. 1991. "Fast-Forwarding Through Fall." Washington Post, October 5:

Sloane, Leonard. 1992. "Buying by Catalogue Is Easy; Timely Delivery May Not Be." New York Times, April 25:

Gribben, Roland. 2006. "McDonald's dispels negative image Group hails positive feedback as it goes on offensive to highlight advantages of career in fast food." Daily Telegraph, June 8:

Donahue, Bill. 2011. "Who's Lovin' It? The Life of McDonald's Workers." Washington Post, September 1:

Lewin, Tamar. 2011. "Online Enterprises Gain Foothold as Path to a College Degree." New York Times, August 25:

Hundley, Kris. 1998. "The Inpatient Physician." St Petersburg Times, July 26:

Gibbs, Nancy and Hull, Jon D. 1993. "Rx for Death." Time, May 31:

6: Dealing with McDonaldization

Bliss, Stasia. 2013. "Bolivia Rejects Fast-Food, Closes McDonald's, Why Don't We?" The Guardian, July 8:

Sussman, Vic. 1987. "The Machine We Love to Hate." Washington Post, June 14:

Malcolm, Andrew H. 1991. "Bagging Old Rules to Keep a Food Co-op Viable." New York Times, November 8:

Wade, Betsy. 1991. "B&B book boom Now you can check out the offerings without having to stop in." Chicago Tribune, July 28:

Berg, Eric. 1989. "The New Bed and Breakfast." New York Times, October 15:

Elliot, Harvey. 1996. "All mod cons and trouser presses `ruining B&Bs';Tourist boards are forcing a much-loved institution down unwelcome path, says consumer guide." The Times, April 3:

Reuters. 2009. "Two years after New York City declared war on artificial trans fats, nearly all city restaurants had successfully cut the artery-clogging fats from their menus, health officials reported Monday." July 20:

Diets In "Trans-Fat Ban Starts in California."

Deardoff, Julie. 2006. "


If McDonald's is serious, menu needs a makeover." Chicago Tribune, June 18:

Horowitz, Bruce. 2007. "McDonald's tinkers with beloved fries ; Oil dripping with unhealthy trans fats to be swapped out for new formula soon." USA Today, January 30:

Barboza, David. 2007. "McDonald's in China Agrees to Unions." New York Times, April 10:

Brooke, James. 1985. "Two McDonald's in Darien Do Their Hiring in Bronx." New York Times, July 13:

Winerip, Michael. 1988. "Finding a Sense of McMission in McNuggets." New York Times, August 23:

Associated Press. 1987. "McDonald's Seeks Retirees to Fill Void." New York Times, December 20:

Kingson, Jennifer. 1987. "Golden Years under Golden Arches." New York Times, March 6:

Collins, Glen. 1987. "Wanted, Child Care Workers, Age 55 and Up." New York Times, December 15:

Natanson, Phoebe. n.d. "Slow Down in Italy's 'Slow Cities.'" ABC News, July 25:

Davis Suro, Mary. 1986. "Romans Protest McDonald's." New York Times, May 5:

Perlez, Jane. 1994. "A McDonald's? Not in Their Medieval Square." New York Times, May 23:

Pae, Peter. 1995. "Retail Giant Rattles the Shops on Main Street." Washington Post, February 12:

Ramirez, Anthony. 1990. "In the Orchid Room... Big Macs." New York Times, October 30:

Connolly, Kate. 1998. "McCafe in Vienna? Grounds for War." The Observer, August 30:

Holusha, John. 1990. "Packaging and Public Image: McDonald's Fills a Big Order." New York Times, November 2:

Brown, Warren. 1991. "Hardee's to Introduce Recycled Plastic in the Area." Washington Post, March 22:

Alexander, Ron. 1990. "Big Mac with Chopin, Please." New York Times, August 12:

Ryzik, Melena. 2007. "A New Wave Now Knits for the Rebellion of It." New York Times, January 27:

Dwyer, Jim. 2011. "Evicted for Manhattan Starbucks No. 188, but Defying the Coffee Octopus." New York Times, September 14:

Perl, Peter. 1992. "Fast is Beautiful." Washinton Post, May 14:

Schrambling, Regina. 1991. "The Curse of Culinary Convenience." New York Times, September 10:

Leary, Warren. 1991. "Researchers Halt Ripening of Tomato." New York Times, October 19:

Tierney, John. 1991. "A Patented Berry Has Sellers Licking Their Lips." New York Times, October 14:

Hamilton, James. 2001. "Fast food chains playing pie' piper with Mr Men and Pokemon freebies." Sunday Herald, August 19:

Schmuckler, Eric. 1996. "Two action figures to go, hold the burger." Brandweek, April 1:

Cohen, Roger. 1992. "Faux-Pas by McDonald's in Europe." New York Times, February 18:

Waxman, Sharon. 1992. "Paris's Sex Change Operation; Transvestite Prostitutes Given the Boot From Park." Washington Post, March 2:

7: Globalization and the Possibility of the DeMcDonaldization of Society?

Adamy, Janet. 2006. "Starbucks Bets on China's New Social Mobility.", November 29,

Lacey, Marc. 2005. "In Legendary Birthplace of Coffe, an Un-Starbucks." International Herald Tribune, July 22:

"Burgers or Beans? The Starbucks Index." The Economist, January 17, 2004:

Salmon, Jacqueline L. and Hamil R. Harris. 2007. " Reaching Out With the Word -- and Technology; As Area Congregations Grow, Churches Build Satellite Sites, Televise Sermons." Washington Post, February 4:

Stross, Randall. 2007. "What Starbucks Can Learn from the Movie Palace." New York Times, March 4:

Soto Ouchi, Monica. 2005. "Opportunity brewing for Starbucks in China." Seattle Times, October 8: