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Living Room to Gallery more Instructions for requesting an electronic text on behalf of a student with disabilities are available here. Television and the Family Ideal in Postwar America. Books of the Dreamhouuse. Don’t already have an Oxford Academic account? Further information on the Library’s opening hours is available at: What does it mean, she queries, that suburban households of the s often revolved around television, which brought public issues into a traditionally private space?

In Make Room for TV, Spigel draws our attention to how television’s growth in the s was connected to the mass construction of the suburbs. In these 10 engaging, witty and extraordinarily well-observed critical essays on the past five decades of television and other popular media, Spigel Make Room for TV delineates some major contradictions in postwar American society and culture. Spigel also explores those aspects of suburban culture that media typically render tne.

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Science Fiction Film and Television. Dooley, Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly “The complex and unusual linkages made in this collection expertly manage to work gender into the analysis in profound ways, going dreamhose beyond a simple ‘images of women’ or ‘gendered genre’ approach. Sign up for Subject Matters email updates to receive discounts, new book announcements, and more. Importantly, Spigel examined sources such as Better Homes and Garden, Ladies Home Journal and House Beautiful that addressed women and domestic issues that had been previously ignored in histories of the medium.


Spigel has published three major works — Make Room for TV: In Lynn Spigel, professor of cinema and television at spitel University of Southern California, published a splendid, innovative history of television, Make Room for TV: This is a perfect anthology, one that reflects the intellectual growth of an important thinker and at the same time represents a coherent argument about an important topic.

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Smart, often surprising, Spigel’s essays are an important addition to feminist and cultural critiques of media culture. Create a reading list or add to an existing list.

Can I get a copy? She looks at the often unspoken assumptions about class, nation, ethnicity, race, and sexual orientation that underscored both media images like those of s space missions and social policies of the mass-produced suburb.

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In “White Flight,” she discusses the s genre of the “fantastic sitcom” e. Television and Modern Art, — 8. While other cultural critics do this, few combine the two as well. She tweaks received wisdom about toy collectors as geeks by arguing that Barbie—a doll whose popularity would not be possible without television—has found a considerable place in the feminist, queer, and artistic imaginations.


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Remarkable for the integration of race, gender, and class into the analysis. Race and America’s Long War. As she explains, the postwar housing Forged from a partnership between a university press and a library, Project MUSE is a trusted part of the academic and scholarly community it serves. This article is not an endorsement, but a review. Organization of American Historians members Sign in via society site.

Receive exclusive offers and updates from Oxford Academic. Book Reviews Foreword Reviews Culture. Much like television studies itself, Spigel’s work is interdisciplinary, drawing on feminism, art history, architecture and design, geography, urban planning, cultural theory and sf studies, which has allowed her to ask questions that spitel might not have asked within spibel confines of her own field Spigel, ‘Theorizing the Bachelorette’ Welcome to the Dreamhouse: