Alison J. Clarke is professor and chair of Design History and Theory at the University of Applied Arts Vienna and research director of the Victor J. Papanek Foundation, which promotes socially-aware design. She was formerly a Smithsonian Fellow of History.
"Alison Clarke tells [Tupperware's story] with wit and erudition."--Newsweek "This detailed and entertaining book explores how the plastic storage containers known as Tupperware rose to prominence in 1950s America. . . . Tupperware was more than just a clever use of plastic and an equally clever marketing tool, it was a symbol of its time and a perfect product for a consumerist age."--American History "[Tupperware] explores that domestic icon of suburbia and its role in feminist history."--Washington Post "Clarke's cultural analysis contributes to our growing appreciation of women's agency in the 1950s USA, as well as in the larger culture of consumption."--Women's Review of Books