[PAST EVENT] CANCELLED: El Mall: The Spatial and Class Politics of Shopping Malls in Latin America

February 26, 2015
5pm - 6pm
"In the past decade there has been a revolution in the construction of shopping malls throughout Latin America, accompanied by supposed growth in the region's middle class. My lecture examines what these coinciding developments suggest about the role shopping malls and consumption may be playing in shaping issues of class and social inequality. I investigate these questions through ethnographic research on the Latin American shopping mall industry, which privatizes and transforms space and affects everyday life, and on new forms of consumption that are defining the Latin American middle class." --Arlene Davila

This event is the inaugural Vincent Sutlive Lecture in the Department of Anthropology and is co-sponsored by the Center for the Liberal Arts as an early exploration of possible COLL 300 lecture models.

A reception will follow in the Millington Hall lobby.

Free and open to the public.