ERIC Number: EJ553003
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: 0
Concierge or Information Desk: Teaching Social Stratification through the Malling of America.
Manning, Robert D.; Price, Derek V.; Rich, Henry J.
Teaching Sociology, v25 n1 p15-28 Jan 1997
Describes an undergraduate sociology project in which students conducted research at working class and upper-middle class shopping malls. The research focused on social stratification and its manifestation in architectural character, spatial relationships, advertising, and consumer behavior. Includes an appendix that reproduces the fieldwork instructions given to the students. (MJP)
Descriptors: Architectural Character, Built Environment, Capitalism, Consumer Economics, Experiential Learning, Free Enterprise System, Higher Education, Ideology, Material Culture, Quality of Life, Social Indicators, Social Stratification, Social Systems, Socialization, Sociology, Space Utilization, Spatial Relationship (Facilities), Student Research
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A