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    Macalester College
  Jan 21, 2018
College Catalog 2012-2013 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HIST 236 - Consumer Nation: American Consumer Culture in the 20th Century

Cross-Listed as ENVI 236 
“Of all the strange beasts that have com slouching into the 20th century,” writes James Twitchell, “none has been more misunderstood, more criticized, and more important than materialism.” In this course we will trace the various twists and turns of America’s vigorous consumer culture across the twentieth century, examining its growing influence on American life, its implications for the environmental health of the world, and the many debates it has inspired. Spring semester. (4 Credits)