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The positive vs. negative effects of malls on communities
The positive and negative effects of shopping malls upon communities
There are positive as well as negative effects of shopping malls upon communities . This endeavors to give an in depth , detailed discussion of what these are
Let 's take a look at current research being conducted
Matthew Bailey , a PhD candidate in the Department of Modern History is currently researching the economic , social and political history of consumerism in Australia . For his case study , he is looking at the history of large Westfield-styled shopping centers and how they have become influential forms of social and economic infrastructure , as well as the profound impacts they have had on the local communities they exist in (Crawford , 2006 "The major shopping centers market themselves as icons of modernity only offering consumers the newest of goods " he says "All of the big shopping centers present themselves as new , continually being refurbished and updated . They appeal as modern and stylish , offering a clean , safe , middle-class environment where people feel comfortable to be and to spend . Everything possible is done to remove impediments to consumption and to actively promote expenditure (Crawford , 2006
In other words , these are places where people can go to be comfortable to find everything they need , to do everything they want . A person can go to do grocery shopping , do business at the post office , buy second hand books , and go to the movies , all in one building . There are also benefits for the retailer . In days gone by when shops stood alone and drew consumers on their own merit , the owner of a small science retail outlet , for example , may not have done as well as he does now that his shop stands next to a large chain store branch
Bailey also enumerates a number of drawbacks "While it 's true that…...

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