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    The Department Store SOC 415 W08 16 January
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    Reaction Paper #1 Please write an essay about the place where you enjoy shopping most. What is its name and where is it located? Before you visited the place for the first time, how did you find out about it? Did you visit it for the first time alone? If so, why? Do you usually visit it alone? If you did not visit for the first time alone, who accompanied you? What is your relationship with the person(s) who accompanied you the first time? What is your relationship with the person(s) who usually accompany you?
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    Reaction Paper cont’d Do you look for particular labels when you shop there? If so, what labels do you look for? Do you also buy those particular labels? (It is possible to look for particular labels without buying them.) When you go to this store, do you usually set a budget for yourself? If so, how much do you tell yourself you should spend on a typical shopping trip? Do you go to this store to “splurge” or to buy essential things or to do both? Are you the typical shopper at this store? If so, what does the typical shopper look like there? If not, how are you different from most of the other shoppers you see there?
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    Reaction Paper cont’d Think about the last time you were shopping there and someone (staff member) came to help you. Who came to help? How would you describe her or his race/ethnicity, sex, and age? Would you say that the person is formally educated (college graduate or higher) or not? What makes you say so? Would you say that the person who helped you is typical of the people working at the store? If so, how so? If not, what distinguishes the person who helped you from the person who usually helps you?
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