However, the most interesting are those that come about, at least in part, unintentionally. They will be the focus of the remainder of this essay. In order to illustrate the argument that the Las Vegas casino-hotels are the paradigmatic cathedrals of consumption, most of the examples that follow will be казино бумеранг from them.
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We will focus on three of the mechanisms-simulations, implosion, and manipulations of time and space- through which the cathedrals of consumption seek to re-enchant themselves.
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