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Imaging space consumption in the contemporaneity: Project for a critical study of Urban Geography

Grant number: 12/08282-2
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): July 01, 2012
Effective date (End): June 30, 2015
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Geography - Human Geography
Principal Investigator:Silvana Maria Pintaudi
Grantee:Magno de Lara Madeira Filho
Host Institution: Instituto de Geociências e Ciências Exatas (IGCE). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Rio Claro. Rio Claro , SP, Brazil

Abstract

The purpose of this research work is to reflect about how the image, as it repaginates the urban space, especially the commercial forms, metamorphoses the space of life into phantasmallegory, whose illusion is real, having in sight that the space is the most concrete dimension of the social reality. Thus, it's intended to debate, here, the ways that the new forms of merchandise-space, by revealing the consumption of space, contributes for the building process of the contemporary man turned into consumer. The approach of the theme emphasizes the contribution of the space consumption to understand the contemporary forms of fetishism of the merchandise world, in which the space gains relevance for being merchandise that involves all the other goods in the process. And, to understand the real dimension of the consumption category, which allows the understanding of the Geographic science, this work searches backing on the Marxist critical theory and on the Marxist reinvented psychoanalyses. The theoretical contribution aims to contribute for the theoretical-methodological advance of the Brazilian Urban Geography by searching for explanations about the socio-spatial practices resulting from the dialectic pair turned into hypermodern merchandise/consumption.

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MADEIRA FILHO, Magno de Lara. Shopping center: space consumption, everydayness and fetishism. 2015. Doctoral Thesis - Universidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp). Instituto de Geociências e Ciências Exatas. Rio Claro Rio Claro.

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