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February 25, 2010

Submitted by alycia on Fri, 02/26/2010 - 00:09
  • Raymond Williams, Base and Superstructure in Marxist Theory
  • Zitkala-Sa, School Days of an Indian Girl
  • Finished Trachtenberg; recommended--his vision of American culture is a bit bleak, but true to life (largely powered by capitalism, for worse rather than better).

    Especially liked the chapter on the city and many of the smaller bits; about the change of the domestic worker from maker to shopper, about the standardization of time due to the railroads, the importance of spectacle and imagery in American consumer mass culture.

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