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Little White HousesHow the Postwar Home Constructed Race in America$
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Dianne Harris

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780816653324

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816653324.001.0001

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Built-ins and Closets

Built-ins and Closets

Status, Storage, and Display

Chapter:
(p.184) (p.185) 6 Built-ins and Closets
Source:
Little White Houses
Author(s):

Dianne Harris

Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816653324.003.0007

Examines the ways postwar homeowners were urged to store and display their new possessions, and the crucial links forged by tastemakers, publishers, and designers between the appropriate display of material possessions and the forging of specific identities that signaled the rights to citizenship through the creation of specific raced and classed identities.

Keywords:   Mid-century U.S. History, Postwar Houses, Postwar Design, Race, Class, Whiteness, Material Culture, Television, Spatial Rhetoric, Visual Rhetoric

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