Spaces for Consumption: Pleasure and Placelessness in the City

@inproceedings{Miles2010SpacesFC,
  title={Spaces for Consumption: Pleasure and Placelessness in the City},
  author={Steven D. Miles},
  year={2010}
}
Our cities are what we consume. In essence, the city is in fact nothing more than a space for consumption in which we apparently express ourselves as citizens of a consumer society. Consumption lies at the ideological core of the contemporary city and as such consumption spaces lie at the very heart of what it means to be a citizen of contemporary society. The contemporary city appears to be undergoing something of a transformation second only in scale to the onset of industrialisation. All… CONTINUE READING