Dr. Andrew Wood
Office: HGH 210; phone: (408) 924-5378
Email: wooda@email.sjsu.edu
Web: http://www.sjsu.edu/faculty/wooda

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Fluid Locales: Motel Americana

Reading: Jakle

This week we concentrate on the role of the roadside motel in the construction of mobile America: largely anonymous, free of interpersonal entanglements, and ambiguous in its efforts to appear both unique and standardized. While the reading provides an historic overview of motel architecture, you might also wish to consult my Motel Americana website to explore narratives, photographs, postcards, and other artifacts of this fading part of roadside culture.

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