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An Archaeology of Structural ViolenceLife in a Twentieth-Century Coal Town$
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Michael P. Roller

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780813056081

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: May 2019

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813056081.001.0001

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The Archaeology of Machinic Mass Consumerism and the Logistics of the Factory Floor in Everyday Life

The Archaeology of Machinic Mass Consumerism and the Logistics of the Factory Floor in Everyday Life

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(p.105) 5 The Archaeology of Machinic Mass Consumerism and the Logistics of the Factory Floor in Everyday Life
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An Archaeology of Structural Violence
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Michael P. Roller

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University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813056081.003.0006

Chapter 5 examines the rise of what I describe as machinic mass consumerism on a national context as well as its materialization in the local community. The chapter outlines a context for its rise in the latter half of the twentieth century, beginning with structural changes in political economy and national infrastructure during the Interwar Period. Specifically, the chapter connects the efforts of industrialists and social scientists concerned with the suppression of radical behavior and the profiteering of surplus production by the development of a consumer democracy. The archaeological evidence used in the chapter, from a shanty in Lattimer No. 2, contributes to a multiscalar analysis examining the implications of mass consumerism for the class positions of these most prototypical of producers, immigrant laborers and their families.

Keywords:   mass consumerism, immigrant laborers, Interwar Period

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