Analysis of Two Articles on Museums and Malls This paper is a critical analysis of two articles: the first article is entitled “Destination Musuem” by Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett; the second article is entitled, “The magic of the mall: An analysis of form, function and meaning in the contemporary retail built environment,” by Jon Goss. This paper briefly summarizes each work, outlines the strengths, outlines the perceived weaknesses, and offers the writer’s own personal judgment of the sources. In the end, the articles are guilty of offering non-empirical, impossible-to-quantify impressions of museums and malls that suggest that it is the writers’ own prejudices that are really on display. The Kirshenblatt-Gimblett article is the first...The end:
.....nking; this is neither good nor bad, but we must be mindful of works that are inherently subjective and impressionistic insofar as they are invariably agenda-driven; this last part, incidentally, probably explains the rather opaque, technical jargon in each work. Works Cited Gumpert, Gary, & Susan Drucker. “From the agora to the electronic shopping mall.” Critical Studies in Mass Communication, 9.2(1992): 186-200. Goss, Jon. “The magic of the mall: An analysis of form, function and meaning in the contemporary retail built environment.” Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 83.1 (1993): 18-47. Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, Barbara. “Destination Museum.” Geography Reader. Eds. T.S. Oakes and P.L. Price. New York: Routledge. 448-456.