Winnebago Nation: The RV in American Culture by James Twitchell
In the Winnebago Nation, renowned critic James B. Twitchell casts a close look at the culture and industry behind the longing to spend a night in one car. For young…
Winnebago Nation synopsis
In the Winnebago Nation, renowned critic James B. Twitchell casts a close look at the culture and industry behind the longing to spend a night in one car.
For young people, the journey is a coming celebration. For those of later life is to achieve a lifelong desire to be spontaneous, nomadic, and free.
By telling his own experiences on the road, Twitchell lists the origins and evolution of the RV during the 20th century. Its rise, its fall, and its children as a cultural symbol; its increasing mechanical complexity as it evolved from a real estate vehicle to a converted bus to a mobile home; and its role in supporting and challenging perceptions of American identity.
Mechanical, but dreamy, independent, but necessary, separate, full of vitality, and adventure even after repatriation, and life in a mobile home is a distillation of the American character and an important embodiment of the American exceptional, Richie Rich and Hobo Hank spend time in the same dredger mainly in the same camp, Different levels of comfort.) The borders may be exploited but we still crave exploratory life. Twittlehell concludes with his thoughts on the future of RV communities and the possibility that mobile cities will become a real part of the American landscape..
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