Using the readings from Ruth Schwartz Cowan, Elaine Tyler May, and Ted Steinberg, and our discussions from class more generally, your assignment is to create a blog post / visual essay exploring how domesticity has been understood as an act of consumption.
Each of you will be responsible for selecting and interpreting three advertisements that allow you to present an argument about the role that consumption has played in defining the meaning of home, and how advertising has framed this relationship.
In terms of themes that you might examine, here are some possibilities:
How consumer objects and items contribute to the construction of gender roles and expectations in the home
How capitalism relates to domestic comfort, status, and improvement
The emotional and psychological appeal that advertisers attach to domestic products