Spaces for Consumption: Pleasure and Placelessness in the Post-Industrial City


Steven Miles

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    ‘This is a great book. Powerfully written and lucid, it provides a thorough introduction to concepts of consumption as they relate to the spaces of cities. The spaces themselves the airports, the shopping malls, the museums and cultural quarters – are analysed in marvellous detail, and with a keen sense of historical precedent. And, refreshingly, Miles doesn't simply dismiss cultures of consumption out of hand, but shows how as consumers we are complicit in, and help define those cultures. His book makes a major contribution to our understanding of contemporary cities, but is accessible enough to appeal to any reader with an interest in this important area.’

    RichardWilliams, Edinburgh University


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