consumption, consumerism, shopping mall, identity
"The consumer object reigns supreme in American Society. Shopping and consumption have become the trademark of identity. The social act of exchange makes value. The social phenomenon of the mall has cultivated a Mecca for commodity exchange."
Magaliff, Jaime, "The Exchange: A Celebratory Space for Commodity Exchange via the Hyper-Mall" (2012). Architecture Senior Theses. Paper 57.