The Fear Effect

I’m sure you’ve all seen the headlines, “new imported product to face mass recall.” Why does it seem that other countries are always at fault? Made in America is a title many domestic manufacturers use with pride, but why? What do our attitudes towards the foreign products say about our attitudes about those countries in general? In Erika Rappaport’s article Packaging China: Foreign Articles and Dangerous Tastes in the Mid-Victorian Tea Party she discusses Chinese and British relations in the 19th century and its impact on their view of each other products. Follow three UWL students: Cole McElfresh, Ryan Sailer, and Christopher Warner as they walk you through this conflict and just how relevant it may be today. The similarities will shock you.