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Egyptianizing the American Dream: Nasr City's Shopping Malls, Public Order, and the Privatized Military

Mona Abaza

in Cairo Cosmopolitan: Politics, Culture, and Urban Space in the New Globalized Middle East

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162893
eISBN:
9781617970269
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162893.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter explains the sudden expansion of shopping malls in Cairo despite the fact that these enterprises are not as successful as one might think. Recession and the devaluation of the Egyptian ... More


Mainstreaming the Asian Mall

Willow S. Lung-Amam

in Trespassers?: Asian Americans and the Battle for Suburbia

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780520293892
eISBN:
9780520967229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293892.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter investigates Asian American-oriented shopping centers. It shows that these malls are central in the lives of Asian American suburbanites. For many, the malls serve their practical needs, ... More


On Shopping Malls and the “New Middle Classes”

Arlene Dávila

in El Mall: The Spatial and Class Politics of Shopping Malls in Latin America

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520286849
eISBN:
9780520961920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520286849.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This introductory chapter describes the development of shopping malls in Latin America. The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) stated that 326 new malls had been constructed throughout ... More


From Towns to Sprawling Suburbs

Robert Wuthnow

in Remaking the Heartland: Middle America since the 1950s

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691146119
eISBN:
9781400836246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691146119.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter examines the growth of sprawling suburbs and exurbs around the Middle West's largest cities. Housing developments on the outskirts of Wichita, Omaha, St. Louis, and a few other cities ... More


The Immateriality of the Mall: Financial Regimes, Urban Policies, and the “Latin American Boom”

Arlene Dávila

in El Mall: The Spatial and Class Politics of Shopping Malls in Latin America

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520286849
eISBN:
9780520961920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520286849.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the three immaterial regimes—the development of real estate investment trusts, the rise of neoliberal urban planning in Latin America, and the ongoing boosterism, which ... More


Neoliberalism, Shopping Malls and the End of ‘Property’?

Malcolm Voyce

in Law and Popular Culture

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199272235
eISBN:
9780191699603
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272235.003.0031
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter examines new forms of property emerging within neoliberal forms of economy. It explains how shopping malls provide an example of the privatization of public space and outlines how ... More


Retail Wars: On The Politics of Space and Informal Work

Arlene Dávila

in El Mall: The Spatial and Class Politics of Shopping Malls in Latin America

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520286849
eISBN:
9780520961920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520286849.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter discusses the retail practice in the shopping industry of Colombia. Due to the lack of credit and financing, many Colombian retailers entered the business of shopping malls by helping to ... More


Building: Shopping in Utopia: Approach: Spatial Criticism

Peter Childs

in Texts: Contemporary Cultural Texts and Critical Approaches

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748620432
eISBN:
9780748671700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748620432.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Malls have many features that can be analysed separately (from their opening hours to their security arrangements), but it is the design of the buildings themselves that attracts most attention, and ... More


US Retailing and its Global Diffusion

Misha Petrovic

in The Market Makers: How Retailers are Reshaping the Global Economy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199590179
eISBN:
9780191724893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590179.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business

In this chapter, Misha Petrovic addresses the globalization of US retailers, as both buyers of goods from suppliers and sellers of goods to consumers around the world. First tracing the history of ... More


High Streets, Low Places, and Indian Roots: Shopping Malls and the Narratives of Space

Sanjay Srivastava

in Entangled Urbanism: Slum, Gated Community, and Shopping Mall in Delhi and Gurgaon

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780198099147
eISBN:
9780199084487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198099147.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Focusing on shopping malls, this chapter seeks to track the ways in which ‘social’ and consuming life are imagined within narratives of their design, operation, and use. It is concerned with ... More


Shopping Malls and the Fight for Public Space

Arlene Dávila

in El Mall: The Spatial and Class Politics of Shopping Malls in Latin America

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520286849
eISBN:
9780520961920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520286849.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This concluding chapter argues that as shopping malls continue to dominate the physical landscape of so many Latin American cities, they are becoming the space where equity and citizenship rights are ... More


Shopping Mall Fashionistas: Fast Fashion and the Work of Shopping

Arlene Dávila

in El Mall: The Spatial and Class Politics of Shopping Malls in Latin America

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520286849
eISBN:
9780520961920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520286849.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter considers how middle-class female professionals and self-described fashionistas used shopping malls as premier sites to learn and perform class identities and to reassert value systems ... More


Shopping, Religion, and the Sacred “Buyosphere”

Sarah Mcfarland Taylor

in Religion and Popular Culture in America, Third Edition

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520291447
eISBN:
9780520965225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291447.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explores the way in which consumption itself has come to be seen as a center of meaning and value in the United States today, and looks at shopping malls as places that are potentially ... More


Thinking like a Mall

Steven Vogel

in Thinking like a Mall: Environmental Philosophy after the End of Nature

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262029100
eISBN:
9780262326988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029100.003.0005
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

The sad story is told of the City Center Mall in Columbus, Ohio, which was built in 1989 and was highly successful for more than a decade but then lost favor with the public, failed, and was ... More


El Mall: The Spatial and Class Politics of Shopping Malls in Latin America

Arlene Dávila

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520286849
eISBN:
9780520961920
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520286849.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

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 ... More


Tale I: Al-‘imaara (the building) as topos

Mona Abaza

in Cairo Collages: Everyday Life Practices after the Event

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781526145116
eISBN:
9781526152114
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526145123.00006
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This chapter discusses the idea of the ‘building’ as a literary and sociological ‘topos’. It discusses Cairo’s major makeovers since 2011, with an emphasis on the violent incidents of Mohamed Mahmud ... More


Pedestrianization Takes Command

David Smiley

in Pedestrian Modern: Shopping and American Architecture, 1925-1956

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679294
eISBN:
9781452948089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679294.003.0005
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

In the 1940s concerns about pedestrians, not cars, took the lead in store work that entailed larger design. These were based on the principles of neighborhood unit planning, in which the logic of a ... More


Pedestrian Modern: Shopping and American Architecture, 1925-1956

David Smiley

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679294
eISBN:
9781452948089
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679294.001.0001
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

Pedestrian Modern shows that stores and shopping centers were integral to the shaping of modernism in the middle decades of the 20th century. Rather than framing store work as some parallel or lesser ... More


The Language of Modern Shopping

David Smiley

in Pedestrian Modern: Shopping and American Architecture, 1925-1956

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679294
eISBN:
9781452948089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679294.003.0007
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

Just after 1950, the design of shopping centers remained fluid, with design strategies offering symbolic and cultural references ranging from the small town green to the urban street. Two projects by ... More


Shrinking Culture: Lotte World and the Logic of Miniaturization

Timothy R. Tangherlini

in Consuming Korean Tradition in Early and Late Modernity: Commodification, Tourism, and Performance

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833930
eISBN:
9780824870416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833930.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter focuses on Lotte World, billed by its giant parent conglomerate as the world's largest indoor amusement park and shopping mall. Lotte World embraces both the inauthentic and the ... More


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