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Department
History
Course
HIST 2401
Professor
James Miller
Semester
Fall

Description
Abstract Expressionism -an under-appreciated artist’s perspective on what it is and why it’s not just rubbish David Riesman, Excerpts from “The Lonely Crowd” 1961 -what is there to take away from this document -Riesman has a historical understanding of human sociology, based on the progression of different stages of personality throughout history: -tradition-directed people -inner-directed people -outer-directed people th -symptom of modern era (20 cent) -emerges from change between production economy to consumption economy -how this changes way people derive identity -there’s something about US middle class, psychologically, moved towards new mindset. Mass media and cultural consumption -what does this mean for the US in the Early Cold War era? -the middle class, in the emerging consumer culture, is rep of a new “outer-directed” personality. A person’s identity is now largely dependent on the perception of others—what goods they are consuming for ex. Betty Friedan, “The Problem That Has No Name”
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