Mass Culture and Family Life. Chapter 19, Section 3. I . The Culture of Consumerism. A. Americans Spend More 1. Increased Family Income 2. Easy Credit. B. New Conveniences 1. Supermarkets 2. Home Appliances. II. Family Life in the Fifties.
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Chapter 19, Section 3
1. Dr. Benjamin Spock encouraged nurturing children
2. Parents spend more money on kids
1. Church attendance rose
2. Dollar bill changed
2. Increased lifespan
A. Programming reinforced ideal of the 1950’s family
B. Enforced Mass National Culture
A. African-American Origins
B. Audience Widens
1.Elvis Presley kicked off the craze with “Heartbreak Hotel”
2. Symbol of American youth culture