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Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. His son, Jules, has brought home an early room. Television certainly offers refuge, but interestingly, it seems to further a process of cultural homogenization while simultaneously walling off the family from the rest of society. Return to Book Page. Of particular interest is her treatment of the way in which the phenomenon of television itself was constantly deliberated—from how programs should be watched to where the set was placed to whether Mom, Dad, or kids should control the dial.
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Make Room for TV: Television and the Family Ideal in Postwar America
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Spigel also argues that television led to enormous revenue gains and suburban job growth in areas typically dominated by agrarian lifestyles. Television and the Family Ideal in Postwar America. Michele Davis rated kake it was amazing Jun 16, Jan 04, Peacegal rated it liked it. Related articles in Google Scholar.
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American Historical Association members Sign epigel via society site. The arrival of television did more than turn the living room into a private theater: When television arrived on the scene, conventional notions of masculinity still inhibited the kind of collective or even individual introspection that allowed women to discuss tvv the problems created by conventional notions of femininity that is, the function of women at home or in society.
Purchase Subscription prices and ordering Short-term Access To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above. Spigel’s main argument is that television, in conjunction with national highway systems, an unprecedented postwar boom, a large number of children and opportunities afforded by the Truman Doctrine spawned American suburbanization and all of the glorious descendants we enjoy today.
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Brandi rated it liked it Sep 12, Spigel chronicles this lively and contentious debate as it took place in the popular media.