publication . Article . 2011

The Formation of Identity in Teenage Mall Microculture: A Case Study of Teenagers in Czech Malls

Spilková, Jana; Radová, Lucie;
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  • Published: 01 Jun 2011
  • Publisher: Institute of Sociology of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
Geographies of children and youth are a surprisingly neglected research topic in the transforming (post-communist) countries, where many societal changes are taking place. This article introduces a research project that focused on teenagers and their leisure-time activities, concentrating especially on teenagers who spend the majority of their leisure time in shopping malls. The goal of the article is to reveal how such teenagers use the micro-space of the shopping mall, how they socialise, and how their social identities may be produced through different practices in the mall space. The study focused on teenagers aged 14–17 ‘hanging out’ in shopping malls in th...
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