A Heideggerian reading of 'Revolutionary Road:' Understanding the human-technology relationship in 1950s suburbia

Claudine Pelissier Perreault, Salve Regina University

Abstract

The 1950s was a time of great advances in technology with the increased accessibility of modern technology. This study will investigate the human-technology relationship in 1950s suburbia looking through the lens of Martin Heidegger's philosophy. This dissertation will also examine Richard Yates' Revolutionary Road,'which explores a literary snapshot of the period. Both the philosophy and literature contribute their own unique perspectives in our age of advanced technology, while leaving open the possibility of further exploration.^

Subject Area

American history|Philosophy|American literature

Recommended Citation

Perreault, Claudine Pelissier, "A Heideggerian reading of 'Revolutionary Road:' Understanding the human-technology relationship in 1950s suburbia" (2015). Doctoral Dissertations (Off Campus access). AAI3725280.
http://digitalcommons.salve.edu/dissertations/AAI3725280

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