(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2012)

Document title

Far from the ‘Magic of the Mall’: Retail (Change) in ‘Other Places’

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

Findlay Anne (1) ; Sparks Leigh (1) ;
(1) Institute for Retail Studies, Stirling Management School, University of Stirling


A pre-occupation with the ‘new’ and a focus on corporate retailers and spaces has led to a lack of consideration of change and issues in secondary or ‘other places’ of retail. Using a longitudinal survey methodology, data on retail stock, churn, vacancy and use are considered for one such ‘other place’ – Shettleston in Glasgow. The data show complex dimensions and aspects of vulnerability and resilience, compounded by reactions to exogenous retail and other economic and social changes. Far from being ‘seedy, pre-historical backwaters’, Shettleston and similar ‘other’ places can be vital, local centres playing a variety of useful roles. They require support and attention every bit as much as more high profile town centres and high streets.


Article of periodic

published at : Scottish geographical journal / ISSN 1751-665X

Editor : Taylor & Francis, Abingdon - ROYAUME-UNI (1999)

Millesime : 2012, vol. 128, no1 [pp. 24-41]
Published in 20120301



Digital Object Identifier

Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : 10.1080/14702541.2012.677058

2012, Copyright Taylor and Francis Group, LLCTous droits réservés © Prodig - Bibliographie Géographique Internationale (BGI), 2012
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