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. AAI3725280.
https://digitalcommons.salve.edu/dissertations/AAI3725280

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