Jul 10, 2020  
2008-2009 University Catalogue 
2008-2009 University Catalogue [Archived Catalogue]

LAPI 930 - Age of Consumer Culture 1945-1972

An exploration of the way in which consumer culture redefined America in the post-war period and transformed its culture, including the reconfiguration of space. Particular focus is placed on the rise of the suburb, television and malls and the ways in which these redefined the role of public and private, reshaping art, politics and audiences. Students look at poetry, fiction, and the visual arts and trace their reaction from an initial anti-materialist critique to gradual incorporation and appropriation.


Prerequisites & Notes
Prerequisites: LACR 102 and LACR 210

Credits: 3 cr, 3hrs