(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Affect, consumption, and identity at a Buenos Aires shopping mall

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

MILLER J.C. (1) ;
(1) School of Geography and Development, Univ. of Arizona, Tucson, ETATS-UNIS


By drawing on an ethnographic fieldwork at a shopping mall in central Buenos Aires, Argentina, this paper explores how retail affects are unevenly distributed across a diverse public, and how different bodies, in turn, affect the mall in particular ways. Principally, it analyses embodiment as an affective experience that coheres around raced, classed, and gendered bodies at the mall. As such, this paper helps clarify how ethnographic research can benefit from nonrepresentational theory and the ‘new materialism’ literature that challenges prevailing conceptual approaches to the politics of consumption


Article of periodic

published at : Environment & planning A / ISSN 0308-518X

Editor : Pion, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1974)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 46, no1 [pp. 46-61]

Bibliographic references : 3 p.

Collation : 4 ill.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 15583 A

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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1068/a45730

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