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Cities and Consumption Spaces


Mullins, P and Natalier, KA and Smith, P and Smeaton, B, Cities and Consumption Spaces, Urban Affairs Review, 35, (1) pp. 44-71. ISSN 1078-0874 (1999) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1177/10780879922184284


The authors explore the sociospatial relationship that exists between where household reside and consumption spaces: places specially built or redeveloped for people who visit to buy and consume within these locations the fun goods and services on sale. Consumption spaces are categorized here according to the opportunities they provide for stimulating the senses, and focusing empirically on the Australian city of Brisbane, they were found to be disproportionately concentrated in a community ringing the central business district. This community contained about one-quarter of the metropolitan area's 1.5 million residents, and it was characterized by nontraditional households, high socioeconomic status, and a significant ethnic presence.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Sociology
Research Field:Sociology not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Environmental Policy, Climate Change and Natural Hazards
Objective Group:Environmental policy, legislation and standards
Objective Field:Consumption patterns, population issues and the environment
UTAS Author:Natalier, KA (Dr Kristin Natalier)
ID Code:26730
Year Published:1999
Web of Science® Times Cited:33
Deposited By:Sociology and Social Work
Deposited On:2003-08-18
Last Modified:2003-08-18

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