Shopping as an Entertainment Experience

Shopping as an Entertainment Experience

by Mark H. Moss
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0739116800

ISBN-13: 9780739116807

Pub. Date: 03/15/2007

Publisher: Lexington Books

Shopping As an Entertainment Experience explores the ways in which shopping has become a significant entertainment feature in our daily lives. Mark Moss examines the department store, the mall, and the e-store to demonstrate how shopping is often the most common leisure experience that people indulge in to occupy themselves. This unique book focuses on the historical

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Shopping As an Entertainment Experience explores the ways in which shopping has become a significant entertainment feature in our daily lives. Mark Moss examines the department store, the mall, and the e-store to demonstrate how shopping is often the most common leisure experience that people indulge in to occupy themselves. This unique book focuses on the historical evolution of shopping environments into contemporary entertainment or cultural zones. Through a phenomenological framework, Moss analyzes the way stores, outlets, and restaurants in malls mingle and merge aspects of consumption and merchandising. Shopping as an Entertainment Experience appeals to sociologists, cultural theorists, and those interested in popular culture.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780739116807
Publisher:
Lexington Books
Publication date:
03/15/2007
Pages:
154
Product dimensions:
6.31(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.71(d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Preface xi

Introduction xv

1 Liminality, Magic, and the Pleasure of the Shopping Place 1

2 Shopping, Leisure, and the Spectacle of Entertainment 15

3 The Department Store 31

4 The Mall 45

5 The E-Store 59

6 Shopping As Entertainment Therapy 71

7 Shopping As An Edu-tainment Experience-Dressing History: The Domain of Lauren 87

8 Shopping As a Cultural Experience: Museums, Merchandising, and the Marketing of Culture 99

Conclusion 111

Index 119

About the Author 123

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