Geosul (2019-12-01)

Spatial practices and consumption: dynamics of redefinition in polycentric intermediated cities

  • Heloísa Mariz Ferreira

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 34, no. 73
pp. 439 – 463


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We analyze the redefinition of spatial consumption practices in Marília, Presidente Prudente, and São Carlos, intermediated cities of São Paulo State that attracted investments from the economic groups related to commerce and services. The redefinitions are subjected to transformations in both capital accumulation (with new scales of action) and society (with new role acquired by consumption). This leads to complex urban structure and new sociospatial processes. Although the spatial consumption practices exists a combination between processes linked to long temporalities and everyday choices of complex generalization. This illustrates not only the purchasing power but also, for example, the importance of the products to be acquired