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Welcome to the Dreamhouse Popular Media and Postwar Suburbs (Paperback)

Author:  Lynn Spigel
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0822326965
ISBN-13: 9780822326960
Sku: 30701232
Publish Date: 4/16/2007
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 9H x 6L x 1.25T
Pages:  426
Age Range:  NA
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Historical and theoretical essays on television and media culture by a leading feminist studies scholar.
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Through ten related essays, scholar Spigel examines the role of television in American life and society, with particular attention to subjects such as gender and sex.

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Contents

Acknowledgments.....................................................ix
Introduction.........................................................1
Part I: TV Households
    The Suburban Home Companion: Television and the
    Neighborhood Ideal in Postwar America...........................31
    Portable TV: Studies in Domestic Space Travel...................60
Part II: White Flight
    From Domestic Space to Outer Space: The 1960s Fantastic
    Family Sitcom..................................................107
    Outer Space and Inner Cities: African American Responses
    to NASA........................................................141
Part III: Baby Boom Kids
    Seducing the Innocent: Childhood and Television in
    Postwar America................................................185
    Innocence Abroad: The Geopolitics of Childhood in Postwar
    Kid Strips.....................................................219
Part IV: Living Room to Gallery
    High Culture in Low Places: Television and Modern Art,
    1950-1970......................................................265
    Barbies without Ken: Femininity, Feminism, and the
    Art-Culture System.............................................310
Part V: Rewind and Fast Forward
    From the Dark Ages to the Golden Age: Women's Memories
    and Television Reruns..........................................357
    Yesterday's Future, Tomorrow's Home............................381
Index..............................................................409

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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0426
Product attributePublisher:   Duke University Press
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