Wednesday, February 11, 2004Are you a Lassiterian?
"Main Entry: Lass·i·ter·i·an·ism
Etymology: Derived from the name of University of Michigan history professor Matthew Lassiter
: a political, social, and cultural theory stressing the dominate role of the physical, social, and cultural landscapes of the suburbs in understanding contemporary American history
especially : as the suburbs relate to the mainstream media, national politics and policy-making, environmentalism, feminism, the war on drugs, the depoliticization of youth, and discourses of suburban dysfunction and exceptionalism in American culture
- Lassiterian noun or adjective"
And to be fair, although this definition is mine, my roommate Ari Paul originally coined the term.
Posted by Rob at 10:54 PM