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America at the Mall: The Cultural Role of a Retail Utopia by Lisa Scharoun PDF

By Lisa Scharoun

because the development of the 1st absolutely enclosed shopping mall in 1952, the shopping center has developed into the guts of many suburban components around the usa. greater than easily a spot to buy items, this veritable “temple of consumerism” has turn into a prime position for group and social interplay and a necessary aspect in lots of voters’ daily lives.
This research explores the religious, emotional and actual results of the enclosed shopping center at the public, chronicling the expansion of the mall, its position in shaping city and suburban lifestyles, its optimistic and detrimental affects on society and the surroundings, and its destiny viability. As this paintings indicates, the mall is still wealthy in symbolic effect, and in lots of methods mirrors the yank condition.

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