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dc.contributor.advisorKackman, Michaelen
dc.creatorGansky, Paul Altonen
dc.date.accessioned2011-07-12T19:17:31Zen
dc.date.available2011-07-12T19:17:31Zen
dc.date.issued2011-05en
dc.date.submittedMay 2011en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/ETD-UT-2011-05-2894en
dc.descriptiontexten
dc.description.abstractAfter World War II in the United States, the household refrigerator and freezer became interwoven into a domestic reality defined by consumption, mechanical innovation, and a tension between spatial isolation and cultural interconnectivity. This thesis positions narrative Hollywood cinema, television and print media as the dominant sites where the refrigerator and freezer’s social identities were formed and negotiated. These productions employ the devices to explore postwar family gender roles, the influence of culture industries and consumer economies within the home, and technological fantasies and fears. They also illustrate a fertile conversation between household media technologies and kitchen accessories. As a result, viewing the refrigerator and freezer through film and television representations substantially alters existing conclusions over who interacted with the objects on an everyday basis, and their effect for a culture increasingly reliant upon appliances to provide basic human needs and generate a satisfying, entertaining lifestyle.en
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.language.isoengen
dc.subjectMaterial studiesen
dc.subjectIndustrial designen
dc.subjectElectronics designen
dc.subjectDomestic cultureen
dc.subjectPostwar American cultureen
dc.subjectHome entertainmenten
dc.subjectTelevision studiesen
dc.subjectHousehold appliancesen
dc.subjectUnited Statesen
dc.subject20th centuryen
dc.titleCold cuts : visions of refrigerators in United States media, 1942-1968en
dc.date.updated2011-07-12T19:17:37Zen
dc.identifier.slug2152/ETD-UT-2011-05-2894en
dc.contributor.committeeMemberKearney, Maryen
dc.description.departmentRadio-Television-Filmen
dc.type.genrethesisen
thesis.degree.departmentRadio-Television-Filmen
thesis.degree.disciplineRadio-Television-Filmen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Texas at Austinen
thesis.degree.levelMastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Artsen


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