The Mall of America: Private Transactions in Public Space


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The Mall of America: Private Transactions in Public Space
The Mall of America, located just outside of the Twin Cities, is the largest mall in the United States. It is one of the largest public spaces that I have ever been in, and while it is very much a public space, at the same time it feels semi-private because of all of the shopping, eating, and attraction-going that happens at the mall. An enclosed shopping mall automatically speaks to issues of commerce, class, and physical and financial access. Anyone can enter the Mall of America and wonder around the huge space, window shopping, exercising, or socializing with friends and family, but not everyone can afford to shop there are take part in its events. In addition to the hundreds of...
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