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Unformatted text preview: In an excerpt from William Kowinski’s book, The Malling of America: An Inside Look at the Great Consumer Paradise , Kowinski states that teenagers in America spend more time at the mall then anywhere else besides home and school. Bearing this in mind, Kowinski’s outdated and ill proven ideas he introduces characterizes the experience of teenagers in the US as being very repetitive, controlled, and structured. It seems as though, with all the mays, mights, and perhaps in his writing, he hasn’t decided what stand he is taking on whether the mall is good or bad, but that is beside the point. To answer the question how he characterizes the experience of teenagers, we must look at the mall and how it affects teenagers. First off, it must be realized that the book the excerpt is from was written in 1985. In the current year 2008, there are many influences on a teenager’s life, such as the increasing popularity of the X Games. Many of the action and adrenaline pumping sports featured are now at the height of their popularity. popularity....
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- Spring '08
- Teenagers, Shopping mall, National Mall, William Kowinski