Posted by BRUTUS on September 21, 2002 at 13:20:11:
In Reply to: Re: the extinction of the nuclear family of the 50's -the disappearance of the front porch - technology what is happening? posted by BRUTUS on September 21, 2002 at 12:48:50:
well it seems it's not that easy to add a link about a cached page,it was the cache page of http://eclipse.barnard.columbia.edu/~rq322/consumerism.htm
anyways,it was about consumerism & cosumption in the 1950s
i will try to quote some:
in the 1950s,consumerism became a key component of the american dream.people not only bought suburban homes,but they purchased the newest appliances and modern devices to put in these homes.....as family life became increasingly important in the 50's,ADVERTISERS sold
consumer goods by claiming they INTESIFIED family ties.....the television was one of the most influential and widely purchased products in the 1950's,in the 1945 almost no one owned a television set in the u.s,by the 1950 alone 7,500,000 television were sold.....
in 1945 70,000 cars were rolling off ,by the the 1950, the number increased to 6,665,000...
and still we still wondering about the roll of new technology with architectural space of the 50's
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