Shopping as an Entertainment Experience

Shopping as an Entertainment Experience

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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. Dr. Mark H. 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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 154 pages
  • 147.3 x 223.5 x 12.7mm | 136.08g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739116819
  • 9780739116814
  • 1,193,466

About Mark H. Moss

Mark H. Moss is Chair of General Arts and Science at Seneca College.show more

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Recommended. CHOICE Mark Moss enters various sites of consumption in his study of shopping as a leisure activity arousing pleasure and stimulation. To his credit, Moss avoids belittling shoppers' desires to show how people occupy a position precariously balanced between being subject and object; each exhibiting its own form of agency. He draws on theorists from Benjamin to Weber, concepts from Turner's liminality to Debord's spectacle, all written in a style that will engage scholar and student alike. No matter your economic politics, personal tastes, or feelings about shopping-regardless of what you buy-you will likely find someone who looks disturbingly like yourself in this book... -- Daniel S. Traber, Texas A&M University at Galveston; Author of Whiteness, Otherness, and the Individualism Paradox from Huck to Punk Mark Moss enters various sites of consumption in his study of shopping as a leisure activity arousing pleasure and stimulation. To his credit, Moss avoids belittling shoppers' desires to show how people occupy a position precariously balanced between being subject and object; each exhibiting its own form of agency. He draws on theorists from Benjamin to Weber, concepts from Turner's liminality to Debord's spectacle, all written in a style that will engage scholar and student alike. No matter your economic politics, personal tastes, or feelings about shopping-regardless of what you buy-you will likely find someone who looks disturbingly like yourself in this book. -- Daniel S. Traber, Texas A&M University at Galveston; Author of Whiteness, Otherness, and the Individualism Paradox from Huck to Punkshow more

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Liminality, Magic, and the Pleasure of the Shopping Place Chapter 2 Shopping, Leisure, and the Spectacle of Entertainment Chapter 3 The Department Store Chapter 4 The Mall Chapter 5 The E-Store Chapter 6 Shopping as Entertainment Therapy Chapter 7 Shopping as an Edu-tainment Experience, Dressing History: The Domain of Lauren Chapter 8 Shopping as a Cultural Experience: Museums, Merchandising, and the Marketing of Cultureshow more

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