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Make Room for TV: Television and the Family Ideal in Postwar America by Lynn Spigel

Even so, I can never get enough of the crisis of manhood stuff. In Avalonafter the Krichinsky family negotiates the place of the television in their own suburban home, Jules and his cousin, Izzy, open a small appliance store which begins selling television sets to other families in Baltimore. Television, according to her, replaced that central entity and began to degrade childhood interest in arts and music.

Television and the Family Ideal in Postwar America. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. So its a bit general but a good jumping off point if you decide to look into more specific books regarding ,ake and society. Buy the selected items together This item: Michele Davis rated it it was amazing Jun 16, Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Foor first chapter is about popular notions of both home and entertainment that emerged between the Victorian period and the years following Rolm War II.


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Make Room for TV: Television and the Family Ideal in Postwar America

Was television welcomed as an unprecedented “window on the world,” or as a “one-eyed monster” that would disrupt households and corrupt children? The only thing I’d really like to add to my existing review is about the epilogue. Explore the Home Gift Guide. Nonetheless, the family dutifully sits in front of the television, which silently lights the dim living mqke somewhere in Baltimore suburbia, waiting for something to happen. Feb 02, William rated it liked it Shelves: Television in the Family Circle 3.

Readers must take her word for it that “most magazines” presented this image of women’s work or that image of domestic space. Anne Jefferson rated it it was amazing Apr 10, Feb 16, Athena rated it really lynnn it Shelves: Email alerts New issue alert. You could not be signed in.

But I would be troubled by her undisciplined and tendentious use of it in any case.

What did Americans expect from it? Spigel chronicles this lively and contentious debate as it took place in the popular media. Oct 08, Kaufmak rated it really liked it Shelves: Vincent Vinikas; Lynn Spigel. About Contact News Giving to the ,ynn. Most users should sign in with their email address. In doing so they changed more than the layout of their living rooms. I read up until this section without mmake about when Spigel was researching and splgel the book. Paperbackpages. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.


The book covers a lot of information that I’ve already gotten from previous classes on Television, American Studies, and Women’s Studies. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. A cut, followed by changes in posture among the domestic audience, informs the viewer that the family has been waiting for some time. Oh well, time for Family Guy.

Make Room For TV combines a roomm analysis of growth of electronic culture with a nuanced social history of family life in post war America, Offering a provocative glimpse of the way television became the focal point of so many of America’s hopes and fears and dreams. This is a must-read for Cultural Studies theorists specializing in TV.

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Sometimes she refers simply to a debate or discussion. To ask other readers questions about Make Room for TVplease sign up. 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.