Borg 6

social hierarchy of technological knowledge

suburban paradox--as Americans became more dependent on automobiles, the status of mechanics went down, not up
people who could afford it were encouraged to buy a new car every 2 years

women worked as mechanics during the war but the end of the war brought a flood of men back into the field

p. 122 "the artifact still retained a high degree of postproduction interpretive flexibility."
Smokey Yunik, mechanic as hero
large culture of do-it-yourself

mechanics did not in general gain status or higher pay  why?