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Chapter 8: The Cathedrals (and Landscapes) of Consumption: Continuity and Change

The Cathedrals (and Landscapes) of Consumption: Continuity and Change
The cathedrals (and landscapes) of consumption: Continuity and change

The preceding chapters have been revised to bring them, and the information provided in them, up-to-date. The main concerns in those chapters—the cathedrals (and landscapes) of consumption and the hyperconsumption that supported and was heightened by them—were largely revolutionary products of post–World War II America. They expanded rapidly throughout that period and at a fever pitch in the late 20th century and in the first ...