Constructing a CultureMain MenuConstructing a CultureIntroduction: A Snapshot in TimeSensible SchoolingSetting the Stage for Visual CultureSee and Hear!Incorporating Audio-Visual Education into the ClassroomLife Adjustment MovementPhilosophy of education in which students are "adjusted" to American life.Films in the ClassroomNew Film Helps GirlsCreating a Visual Culture through Print MediaIn the Beginning: A Brief History of LIFE MagazinePost War Teen TuningThe Building Blocks of Visual CultureAboutThis page describes the methodology behind the developed. Team member introductionBibliographyMaureen Kudlik07ec8ebdd0fbeaba49b25d2b198d84b9712cd0d6Micah Ariela1e838a35a85c5d3e09b44fd8da4e45888d7b1efJessica Martineze6106ba1d3fdd6a087256fecb73a84263965399aVince Sandrif1c5ba0a4f7b96b251ed23b27f5bd5ddc781e56b
Motor Scooter Fun
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Post-World War II: The Rise of the Teenager
As men and women returned home from war, how did post-World War II American life change?
What ideals emerged?
How were teenager's identities shaped as the new ideology emerged?
As a result of postwar fever, adults created a network of resources and tools to coerce and disseminate their concocted standard of upstanding American youth to teenagers across America.
Post-World War II life had changed as GI’s returned home to begin families, and the rise of the middle-class began with the creation of suburbanization in the early 1950s. In response to movement to the suburbs, the social-emotional American landscape promoted homogenization, blandness and conformity. During this same moment, the American post-war life gave rise to a new class of people: teenagers.
Despite the growing terror spreading across the American landscape, teenagers were viewed as a "threat" that could be controlled. Film and print media attempted to constrain teenagers by using different modes of educational material. Informational sources such as The Journal on Audio-Visual Learning and Educational Screen: The Audio-Visual Magazineaimed at disseminating information and promoting conformist ideology to educators, who in turn, cultivated and circulated "idealist" dogma upon their students, American teenagers. Across America, teens were "tuning in" to films created by production agencies such as Cornet. During this same moment, magazines such as LIFE circulated photo-essays concerning the new group and acted as an agent of culture to the public using multidimensional images. The hope was that the image would "speak louder than words" and further impress white, bourgeois ideals upon the impressionable youth.
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