By Arlene Dávila
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Ideologies of Consumption 25 My research involved observations of retail activity and interviews with shoppers throughout the mall and in the food court. I literally went shopping on a daily basis, browsing through racks of merchandise alongside other customers, which allowed me to probe them about their shopping experiences, their assessments of prices, their shopping techniques, and so forth. I also oﬀered a ten-dollar Kmart gift card as an incentive to ten respondents who agreed to provide longer interviews about their shopping habits.
He had been in debt in his youth and had learned to budget from hardship. Now he divides his monthly pay into four portions to determine well ahead how much he can spend on the movies, which is his greatest gusto. Jose had purchased a new car last year and was keeping up with the payments by refraining from purchasing clothes. His last purchase was Christmas gifts, toys, which he bought for his nephews. And then there’s the “Kmart woman,” as I call her, because she buys everything at Kmart: her husband’s clothes, the family’s shoes, her home decorations, and so on.
And a business-friendly approach to investment, oﬀering businesses faster permitting, less regulation, favorable taxes, and lower operating expenses than on the mainland. (Rosa 2006) In other words, Puerto Rico is attractive because its physical containment, high population density, consumerist culture, and lenient regula- 28 Ideologies of Consumption tory practices make it an obvious destination for major retailers. Puerto Rico has also been systematically sold and treated as a “pet market” for retailers seeking to expand to Latin America.
Culture Works: Space, Value, and Mobility Across the Neoliberal Americas by Arlene Dávila