Martha Rosler's Bringing the War Home: House Beautiful, 1967-1972: An Interrogation of the American Dream

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dc.contributor.advisor Narath, Albert en_US
dc.contributor.author Ampe, Megan en_US
dc.creator Ampe, Megan en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-26T03:59:45Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-26T03:59:45Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1794/12382
dc.description.abstract Rosler’s 1967-1972 series, Bringing the War Home: House Beautiful conflates images of domestic interiors with images of combat related to the Vietnam War. This thesis places the series within the socio-political context of the Cold War examining the manner in which Rosler utilizes specific elements of governmental ideology and rhetoric to implicate the viewer in complicity with American involvement in Vietnam. The dissemination of governmental ideology through advertising, the effects of desire, and the critique of consumption conveyed by this series are investigated. The series is analyzed in terms of Sigmund Freud’s theory of the Uncanny and in relation to historic use of photomontage. In the final chapter, Rosler’s revival of the series, begun in 2004, is compared to the original in terms of its ability to effectively alter the viewer’s perception of the war in Iraq in terms of politics, media, and institutional context. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher University of Oregon en_US
dc.rights All Rights Reserved. en_US
dc.subject Activism en_US
dc.subject Advertising en_US
dc.subject Iraq en_US
dc.subject Martha Rosler en_US
dc.subject Photomontage en_US
dc.subject Vietnam en_US
dc.title Martha Rosler's Bringing the War Home: House Beautiful, 1967-1972: An Interrogation of the American Dream en_US
dc.type Electronic Thesis or Dissertation en_US


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