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One Nation under Goods: Malls and the Seductions of American Shopping

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Loved and hated, visited and avoided, seemingly everywhere yet endlessly the same, malls occupy a special place in American life. What, then, is this invention that evokes such strong and contradictory emotions in Americans? In many ways malls represent the apotheosis of American consumerism, and this synthetic and wide-ranging investigation is an eye-popping tour of Ameri ...more
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published September 17th 2003 by Smithsonian
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Harrison
Jan 26, 2015 Harrison rated it it was ok
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This book was really useful for my research on shopping malls. Well-organized, panoramic, and interesting; there aren't too many in depth studies of shopping malls.
Katherine
Dec 05, 2012 Katherine rated it really liked it
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Pretty good look at many aspects of American shopping malls, though now a bit dated (2003) given how many traditional shopping malls are declining (no talk of "dead malls," though there's a little about mall reuse). Recommended for anyone into books about consumerism and retail history.
J.j.
Nov 27, 2011 J.j. rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The information in this book was interesting and made it worth reading, but it was written very dryly. It definitely lets one reflect on how consumer oriented our society is, though.
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