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

By Lisa Scharoun

because the building of the 1st absolutely enclosed shopping mall in 1952, the shopping center has developed into the center of many suburban parts around the usa. greater than easily a spot to buy items, this veritable “temple of consumerism” has develop into a main position for group and social interplay and an important aspect in lots of electorate’ day by day lives.
This examine explores the non secular, emotional and actual results of the enclosed shopping center at the public, chronicling the expansion of the mall, its function in shaping city and suburban existence, its optimistic and unfavorable affects on society and the surroundings, and its destiny viability. As this paintings indicates, the mall continues to be wealthy in symbolic effect, and in lots of methods mirrors the yank condition.

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