Adobe Spark Pages Created by University of North Carolina Students in Sociology 57H, “The Rationalization of Social Life in the 21st Century.”
In the spring semester of 2021, students in Sociology 57H wrote term papers on an occupation or industry that has been transformed through the four processes of rationalization: the pursuit of efficiency, calculability, predictability, and control through non-human technology. These four dimensions are the basis of George Ritzer’s book, The McDonaldization of Society (10th edition).
Students turned their term papers into the Adobe Spark pages listed below. If you are an instructor designing a class or a student looking for term projects, have a look at these paper summaries!
Author: Jared Pittman: Rationalization of Nursing.
Author: Christian Holmes: The McDonaldization of Retail Pharmacies
Author: Lauren Guillemette: Rationalization of Visual Arts
Author: Will Weider: Rationalization of Film Marketing
Author: Koushik Sridhar: Rationalization of Software Development
Author: Jack Sloan: Rationalization of Real Estate Through History
Author: Benjamin Tambwe: Orchestral Musicians
Author: Truman Chamberlin: The Rationalization of Mental Health Care
Author: Julia Torregrosa: Rationalization within the Courts: Immigration Lawyers
Author: Eugenia Chow: The Rationalization of Travel
Author: Jonathan Osborne: The Rationalization of Criminal Justice
Author: Prateek Machiraju: Rationalization within Software
Author: Trevor Moore: The Rationalization of Film
Author: Evan Jones: Silicon Valley: The Rationalization of Uber, Labor Law, and Its Law Firms
Author: Cate Ragland: The Rationalization of Mental Health Professionals
Author: Irene Ma: Rationalization of Biomedical Engineering
Author: Emily Jenkins: The Rationalization of the Chef Profession