Category Archives: consumer history

The Mammy, The Sapphire, and The Jezebel

Images highlighted and reflected in the media have the power to teach and show us many different things. In a subtle way of corse, certain media portrayals of people or groups of people seen in films, television, and print  have permeating effect

The Mammy, The Sapphire, and The Jezebel

Images highlighted and reflected in the media have the power to teach and show us many different things. In a subtle way of corse, certain media portrayals of people or groups of people seen in films, television, and print  have permeating effect

Selling the Personal Computer

Since the advent of the personal computer various manufacturers have heavily marketed their products. Personal computer advertisements have exhibited two distinct tactics in their marketing: an appeal to functionality and an appeal to aesthetic. Through the various eras of marketing

Selling the Personal Computer

Since the advent of the personal computer various manufacturers have heavily marketed their products. Personal computer advertisements have exhibited two distinct tactics in their marketing: an appeal to functionality and an appeal to aesthetic. Through the various eras of marketing

Marketing, Gender, and Cars

For my case study I intend to highlight how marketing has created gender associations with certain car styles and brands. The current ideas to look into are the following: – The change in who buys vans.  In the 70s the

Marketing, Gender, and Cars

For my case study I intend to highlight how marketing has created gender associations with certain car styles and brands. The current ideas to look into are the following: – The change in who buys vans.  In the 70s the

The Bachelor Lifestyle…

Sex. This is the subject Americans seem to always be talking about. It is on our televisions, it is in our magazines, and it is always on our minds. Yet how did sexuality become so public? When is it that

The Bachelor Lifestyle…

Sex. This is the subject Americans seem to always be talking about. It is on our televisions, it is in our magazines, and it is always on our minds. Yet how did sexuality become so public? When is it that

The Suburban Life = The Dream

Suburban Life Since the early 20th century, the typical suburban life style had become the “American dream”.  An affordable, new way of living outside of the city, swept the nation.  The migration of the 1950’s became the trend, at the

The Suburban Life = The Dream

Suburban Life Since the early 20th century, the typical suburban life style had become the “American dream”.  An affordable, new way of living outside of the city, swept the nation.  The migration of the 1950’s became the trend, at the

Fastest Way to Earn “Street Cred”

Originally posted on afpaolucci:
Urban culture was once looked down on by the main stream culture of America. In the 1960’s and 1970’s, white people dressed and acted one way, and black people dressed and acted another way for the…

Fastest Way to Earn “Street Cred”

Originally posted on afpaolucci:
Urban culture was once looked down on by the main stream culture of America. In the 1960’s and 1970’s, white people dressed and acted one way, and black people dressed and acted another way for the…

This is not a pipe…or is it

Rene Magritte painted a simple image of a pipe. However, as the inscription states, it is NOT a pipe. The image of the pipe is separate of a true pipe, which can be filled and smoked. The irony is that

This is not a pipe…or is it

Rene Magritte painted a simple image of a pipe. However, as the inscription states, it is NOT a pipe. The image of the pipe is separate of a true pipe, which can be filled and smoked. The irony is that