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Amusement Parks

Amusement Parks  

The roots of today's amusement parks date back to the 1500s, when so-called pleasure gardens began opening on the outskirts of major European cities. In addition to primitive rides, these ...
consumer culture

consumer culture  

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See also advertising cultures; taste.1. A pejorative reference to modern Western society in terms of its domination by the marketing and consumption of goods and services (see also promotional ...
consumption

consumption  

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1 The process of using resources to satisfy human wants or needs.2 In water supply, the fraction of the water that is not available for use by humans.
department stores

department stores  

A retail organization that carries a wide variety of products – typically clothing, home furnishings, and household goods; each department is managed by specialist buyers or merchandisers. ...
electricity

electricity  

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Any effect resulting from the existence of stationary or moving electric charges.
Fifties, The.

Fifties, The.  

The Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union dominated American life in the 1950s.The Korean War (1950–1953), a conflict formally fought under the flag of the ...
Highway System.

Highway System.  

The American highway system is a creation of the twentieth century. Before 1916, roads remained a local responsibility. Bicyclists and railroad executives lobbied for better roads in the 1890s, and ...
James W. Rouse

James W. Rouse  

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(b Easton, MD, 26 April 1914; d Columbia, MD, 9 April 1996),real estate developer. Rouse dropped out of the University of Virginia in 1933 due to financial hardship, moving ...
Lawrence Halprin

Lawrence Halprin  

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(1916–2009).American architect, landscape-architect, and planner, a pupil of Breuer and Gropius. He designed the master-plan (1957) for the Seattle Center, Seattle World's Fair, WA (1962), parts of ...
leisure

leisure  

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Time spent not working. In many economic models leisure is regarded as a consumption good from which utility is derived. The measurement of leisure raises questions about whether time spent ...
mass marketing

mass marketing  

Marketing in which the same product, price, promotion, and distribution is used for all consumers in a particular market.
Mass Retailing

Mass Retailing  

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Mass retailing began to emerge in the second half of the nineteenth century when improvements in manufacturing compelled merchants to develop stores that could sell a wide array of goods ...
Sam Walton

Sam Walton  

(1918–1992), merchant, founder of Wal-Mart Stores.Sam Walton was born near Kingfisher, Oklahoma. Graduating from the University of Missouri in 1940, he became a management trainee with J.C. Penney ...
strip mall

strip mall  

North American term for a shopping centre (shopping mall) that consists of a continuous line of single‐storey shops, stores, businesses, and restaurants along a road or busy street, usually opening ...
suburb

suburb  

The outer part of a city or urban area, close to the urban–rural boundary, with limited commercial land use and low‐density residential development. Also known as suburbia. See also exurbia.
supermarket

supermarket  

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Big, retail, largely self-service store, often associated with shopping-centres. Supermarkets require space uninterrupted with columns, so many are really nothing more than huge sheds covered by ...
UEC

UEC  

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Urban Entertainment Center, an American development of mixed use, containing entertainment facilities (cinemas, etc.) within a theme-park, shopping-centre, shoppingmall, etc.
Victor Gruen

Victor Gruen  

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(1903–80).Viennese architect, born Grünbaum, he settled in the USA in 1938. He established his own firm in Los Angeles (1951), specializing in out- of-town shopping-centres including the Northland ...

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