7 July 2010

Building a Housewife’s Paradise

For the week of July 11th, 2010

Guest: Tracey Deutsch, assistant history professor at the University of Minnesota, author of “Building a Housewife’s Paradise: Gender, Politics, and American Grocery Stores in the Twentieth Century”

Issues: Shopping at the turn of the 20th century; How shopping changed with the advent of supermarkets; Why they changed; How gender and national food policy played a role in the development of supermarkets; How politics played a role in the top-down model of food shopping; The re-emergence of open market food shopping

Part 1 (13:30)

Part 1

Part 2 (13:03)

Part 2