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Social Science Human Geography

Malled

Deciphering Shopping in Canada

by (author) Kit Dobson

Publisher
Wolsak and Wynn Publishers Ltd.
Initial publish date
Oct 2017
Category
Human Geography, Essays, Retailing
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781928088462
    Publish Date
    Oct 2017
    List Price
    $20.00

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Description

Generally Kit Dobson hates malls. But he is fascinated by them, by their place in our society, by how we interact with them and how they end up in our books, movies and art. In Getting Malled, the author explores malls and the shopping that occurs in and around them from one end of Canada to the other. From Chinook Centre in Calgary to the underground malls of Montreal and even up to the famous Walmart in Whitehorse, he looks at our culture of consumerism, and how malls are both shaped by their location and shape the spaces around them. While Kit may never become fond of aspects of consumer culture like the selfie stick or the Elf on the Shelf, by the end of Getting Malled, he has found a peace with our spaces for shopping, which he suggests are only a more recent reflection of a need that will never go away.

About the author

Kit Dobson is an assistant professor of Canadian literature at Calgary’s Mount Royal University. He is the author of [http://www.wlupress.wlu.ca/Catalog/dobson.shtml Transnational Canadas: Anglo-Canadian Literature and Globalization] (WLU Press, 2009).

Smaro Kamboureli is a Canada Research Chair in Critical Studies in Canadian Literature at the University of Guelph. Her publications include Retooling the Humanities: The Culture of Research in Canadian Universities, co-edited with Daniel Coleman (2011), [http://www.wlupress.wlu.ca/Catalog/kamboureli-miki.shtml Trans.Can.Lit: Resituating the Study of Canadian Literature], co-edited with Roy Miki (WLU Press, 2007), and [http://www.wlupress.wlu.ca/Catalog/kamboureli.shtml Scandalous Bodies: Diasporic Literature in English Canada] (2000; WLU Press, 2009), which won the Gabrielle Roy Prize for Canadian Criticism. She is the editor of Making a Difference: Canadian Multicultural Literature in English Canada (1996, 2006).

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All the Feels / Tous les sens

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