publication . Doctoral thesis . 2017

Consuming America : A Data-Driven Analysis of the United States as a Reference Culture in Dutch Public Discourse on Consumer Goods, 1890-1990

Wevers, M.J.H.F.;
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  • Published: 15 Sep 2017
  • Publisher: Utrecht University
  • Country: Netherlands
Consuming America offers a data-driven, longitudinal analysis of the historical dynamics that have underpinned a long-term, layered cultural-historical process: the emergence of the United States as a dominant reference culture in Dutch public discourse on consumer goods between 1890 and 1990. The ideas, values, and practices associated with the United States in public discourse remained relatively steady over time, which might explain the country’s longevity as a reference culture and its power to shape sociocultural debates. This robust core of ideas, values, and practices was partly driven by events in the United States and the nation’s actions on the global ...
free text keywords: Americanization, Consumer Goods, Digital Humanities, Text Mining, Coca-Cola, Cigarettes, Digitized Newspapers
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