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I am reading "rise of the image culture: Re-Imagining the American Dream" by Elizabeth Thoman.

The link to the article can be found by googling "rise of the image culture"

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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    What is your question?

  • English -

    Wow!...I must have erased it when I deleted the link. Sorry about that.

    I am having an extremely difficult time in determining the thesis of the article.

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    I believe the thesis is stated at the end of the introduction:

    "But the consumer culture as we know it could never have emerged without the invention of the camera and the eventual mass-production of media images it made possible."

    http://www.medialit.org/reading_room/article79.html

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    Thank you Ms. Sue. I was really thinking that was it but I wasn't 100% sure as it did not have quite the punch I'm used to seeing for thesis.

    Thank you again.

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    I know -- but I think that's the author's point. And she reiterates it in the last couple of sentences.

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