Lecture 5 14th - Belgrad AMS 2030 Affluence and Suburbia I...

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Belgrad AMS 2030 Affluence and Suburbia I. Suburbia People have never lived so well, wealthy society Kitchen debate of 1959- American national exposition. Museum type display of the American home. Televised. Soviet Union wanted to raise the lifestyle of the average person. Nixon argued that there were forty four million families with the highest standard of living and not in communism.(with 50 mill televisions) Life in the suburbs becomes a symbol of the success of the American society verses communism o Forty to fifty poor people o Attention was focused on the suburbs as if all Americans lived there II. Suburbia (people begin to convert to a more home centered private life) A. the companionate family Lessened sense of public responsibility Everyone had a specific role Parents were thought to provide stability to children, lessened influence from experts (kindergarten teacher) A. Levittowns Built the interstate highway system to get from the suburbs to your job in city o
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