Cocooning Cocooning describes a phenomenon whereby people will want to stay inside the safety and comfort of their homes in gated communities.
This is partially due to the constant circulation of frightening images in the mass media. Thus, people will do more from their homes; they will spend more money to make their homes comfortable and complete. As a result, jobs related to home entertainment systems and home remodeling will abound.
( Adaptado de http://www.careerplanner.com/Career-Articles/Hot_Jobs.cfm#HotJobs . Acessado em 18/10/2009. )
a) A que fenômeno se refere o termo cocooning?
b) A que se deve esse fenômeno, segundo o autor do texto?