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El mall : the spatial and class politics of shopping malls in Latin America

Author: Arlene M Dávila
Publisher: Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"El Mall considers the boom of shopping malls in Latin America to explore how malls and consumption are shaping the conversation about class and social inequality in Latin America"--Provided by publisher.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Arlene M Dávila
ISBN: 9780520286849 0520286847 9780520286856 0520286855
OCLC Number: 921141480
Description: x, 215 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : on shopping malls and the "new middle classes" --
The immateriality of the mall : financial regimes, urban policies, and the "Latin American boom" --
The globalization of retail and the rise of shopping mall "professionals" --
Retail wars : on the politics of space and informal work --
Inside the class-stratified mall --
Cachacos and levantados : on the politics of "measuring up" --
Shopping mall fashionistas --
Conclusion : shopping malls and the fight for public space.
Other Titles: El mall
Responsibility: Arlene Dávila.

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While becoming less relevant in the United States, shopping malls are booming throughout urban Latin America. But what does this mean on the ground? Are shopping malls a sign of the region's "coming  Read more...

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"Overall, Davila treats the mall as a microcosm of wider changes in governance, economics and social relations... nuanced." Environment and Urbanization

 
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