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Call Of The Mall

Underhill, Paco

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ISBN 10: 0743235916 / ISBN 13: 9780743235914
Published by Simon and Schuster, New York, NY, 2004
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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(full book description) Simon and Schuster, New York, NY, 2004. 1st Edition 1st Printing, Fine/Fine, Hard Cover, w/Dust Jacket. Size=6.5"x9.5", 227pgs(Index). SIGNED by Author, "Paco", on front endpaper. Clean, bright and tight. No ink names, tears, chips, foxing, etc. Price unclipped. ISBN 0743235916 20% OFF our regular catalogue price. SELLING WORLDWIDE since 1987. 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES, WE ALWAYS PACK WITH GREAT CARE!. Bookseller Inventory # CONROY236297I

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Title: Call Of The Mall

Publisher: Simon and Schuster, New York, NY

Publication Date: 2004

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition.

Book Type: Book

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Profiling malls as powerful intersections of American consumer marketing, the media, and street culture, an examination of malls as reflections of commercial and social culture considers what does and does not work in a mall setting and what malls mean to everyday people. 75,000 first printing.

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Paco Underhill has a genius for retail. As a follow-up to the bestseller Why We Buy, he has written an arch entertaining ethnography of the shopping mall. Energized by two dripping cinnabons, Underhill guides readers on a walking tour to encounter senior mall walkers, teen jean and hoodie shoppers, shoe fetishists, six second sales greeters, kiosk vendors and food court diners.

He nails our ambivalence about indoor shopping saying, "the mall, like television, is an easy American target for self-loathing. We look at the mall and wonder: is this the best we could do?" He gets the devil in the details with wonderful riffs about global malls, parking spaces, the "free" gift with cosmetics, retail tribalism (Nordstrom versus Ann Taylor, Pac Sun versus Abercrombie) and why CD and bookstores have returned to city streets. But Underhill doesn't whine. When he critiques multiplex theatres, raunchy bathrooms or the absence of coatrooms, he also offers witty suggestions. For example, how to turn a well-appointed restroom into a profit center.

Underhill is convinced that online shopping and fatigued boomer shoppers are leading to the "post-mall era." This kind of prediction makes The Call of the Mall a great read. It is a smart, observant meditation--one that suggests the past and the future of our shopping culture. --Barbara Mackoff

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