What Are You Reading Wednesday #WAYRW (4)

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What Are You Reading Wednesdays #WAYRW is a weekly feature started on It’s A Reading Thing. Everyone is welcome to participate. You can answer the questions in the comments section of the weekly #WAYRW post or link back to your #WAYRW post on your blog via the link up. You can grab the image above or create your own, just please make sure you link back to IART as the host for this meme.

How to participate:
Grab the book you are currently reading and answer three questions:
1. What’s the name of your current read?
2. Go to page 34 in your book or 34% in your eBook and share a couple of sentences.
3. Would you like to live in the world that exists within your book? Why or why not?

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1. What’s the name of your current read?

Call of the Mall by Paco Underhill

2. Go to page 34 in your book or 34% in your eBook and share a couple of sentences.

Suburban subdivisions segregate people based on how much they can spend on real estate.  Everybody knows that wealth and poverty exist, but many suburbanites get no closer to either end of the spectrum than their television screen.  We humans seem to find comfort in economic homogeneity, and the mall does its best to preserve that condition.

3. Would you like to live in the world that exists within your book? Why or why not?

Underhill is a shopping anthropologist, so… a world exactly like ours but where I can get paid to over-analyze human behavior?  YES.

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