El mall: The spatial and class politics of shopping malls in latin America

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Abstract

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 of age"? El Mall is the first book to answer these questions and explore how malls and consumption are shaping the conversation about class and social inequality in Latin America. Through original and insightful ethnography, Dávila shows that class in the neoliberal city is increasingly defined by the shopping habits of ordinary people. Moving from the global operations of the shopping mall industry to the experience of shopping in places like Bogotá, Colombia, El Mall is an indispensable book for scholars and students interested in consumerism and neoliberal politics in Latin America and the world.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherUniversity of California Press
Number of pages230
ISBN (Electronic)9780520961920
ISBN (Print)9780520286849
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

Fingerprint

shopping center
Latin America
politics
social inequality
Colombia
ethnography
habits
conversation
industry
experience
student

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)

Cite this

El mall : The spatial and class politics of shopping malls in latin America. / Dávila, Arlene.

University of California Press, 2016. 230 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

@book{550fb4eb36164fce985a4c232caf1e39,
title = "El mall: The spatial and class politics of shopping malls in latin America",
abstract = "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 of age{"}? El Mall is the first book to answer these questions and explore how malls and consumption are shaping the conversation about class and social inequality in Latin America. Through original and insightful ethnography, D{\'a}vila shows that class in the neoliberal city is increasingly defined by the shopping habits of ordinary people. Moving from the global operations of the shopping mall industry to the experience of shopping in places like Bogot{\'a}, Colombia, El Mall is an indispensable book for scholars and students interested in consumerism and neoliberal politics in Latin America and the world.",
author = "Arlene D{\'a}vila",
year = "2016",
month = "1",
day = "1",
language = "English (US)",
isbn = "9780520286849",
publisher = "University of California Press",
address = "United States",

}

TY - BOOK

T1 - El mall

T2 - The spatial and class politics of shopping malls in latin America

AU - Dávila, Arlene

PY - 2016/1/1

Y1 - 2016/1/1

N2 - 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 of age"? El Mall is the first book to answer these questions and explore how malls and consumption are shaping the conversation about class and social inequality in Latin America. Through original and insightful ethnography, Dávila shows that class in the neoliberal city is increasingly defined by the shopping habits of ordinary people. Moving from the global operations of the shopping mall industry to the experience of shopping in places like Bogotá, Colombia, El Mall is an indispensable book for scholars and students interested in consumerism and neoliberal politics in Latin America and the world.

AB - 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 of age"? El Mall is the first book to answer these questions and explore how malls and consumption are shaping the conversation about class and social inequality in Latin America. Through original and insightful ethnography, Dávila shows that class in the neoliberal city is increasingly defined by the shopping habits of ordinary people. Moving from the global operations of the shopping mall industry to the experience of shopping in places like Bogotá, Colombia, El Mall is an indispensable book for scholars and students interested in consumerism and neoliberal politics in Latin America and the world.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85010375311&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=85010375311&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Book

AN - SCOPUS:85010375311

SN - 9780520286849

BT - El mall

PB - University of California Press

ER -