Marling also points out that although Americans wanted change, they still longed for conformity and control in their lives. So what would you say about the food made inside your restaurant?
Although Marling offers an interesting view of the s, the reader is left with the feeling that there must be more than Mamie Eisenhower pink, Betty Crocker, and big fins on cars.
Moving to the suburbs offered that security. How did nachos, one of the hardest dishes in the American canon to mess up, turn out so deeply unlovable? Commentary Pat Kelly, Fall While Marling proposes interesting questions and analysis of the trends of the s she falls short in several areas.
In the visual culture of the s, which developed after the Great Depression and World War II, people wanted new products that were visually appealing. However, there is a lot more that could have been said in regards to gender roles and the shift for post-war women to be decorative housewives.
Marling is a professor of art history and American studies at the University of Minnesota and has written several books on American culture in the s. So they say. Why Elvis instead of Mickey Mantle? TV or no TV?
Why has the hearty, rustic appeal of roasted-garlic mayonnaise been replaced by something that tastes like Miracle Whip with minced raw garlic? As mentioned in the summary, Marling chooses to analyze how color played an important part in the s, but television was in black and white.
Yet Americans chose the suburbs where there was nothing but conformity.