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Jennie rated it really liked it Nov 30, It became a way to experience the outside world, without leaving the private world. Paperbackpages. Don’t have an account? Spigel chronicles this lively and contentious debate as it took place in the popular media. Spigel chronicles this lively and contentious debate as it took place in the popular media. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Who knows what she might have found? Purchase Subscription prices and ordering Short-term Access To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above.
The Krichinskys are in the process of assimilation – Sam, now a grandfather, came to America in One has to wonder what Spigel would think of the massive home theatre set ups that are avai What is really interesting about Spigel’s work is that it isn’t just about the programming on television, but the changes to living space that televisions brought to homes. Nick Mariner rated it really liked it Sep 05, Most users should sign in with their email address. Sometimes she refers simply to a debate or discussion.
Make Room for TV
Make Room For TV combines a powerful analysis of growth of electronic culture with a nuanced social history of family life in post war America, Offering a provocative glimpse of the spigrl television became the focal point of so many of America’s hopes and fears and dreams. Vincent Vinikas; Lynn Spigel. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources.
At other times, she refers to the specialized topic of a debate or discussion. Write a customer review. The year I was born.
Make Room for TV: Television and the Family Ideal in Postwar America, Spigel
What did Americans expect from it? This book is not so much about what was ON TV so much as it is about how those programs reflected the American Family, sometimes in a kind of fun-house mirror. 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.
Luckily, her arguments still hold true. It becomes apparent when she says “the new machine Foe source is cited Marriage and Cohabitation Arland Thornton.
Outside the USA, see our international sales information. But in spite of a nod now and then to problems created by television for men such as the depiction of fathers as foolsshe assumes that the problems created for women are, in effect, central sigel any discussion of gender.
Moreover, however, Spigel demonstrates that television itself helped shape the Cold War nuclear family during a time which, as illustrated by Elaine Tyler May, Americans turned to the nuclear family for a sense of stability and control over a spkgel seemingly teetering on the edge of atomic war. Return to Book Page. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Laquana rated it really liked it Apr 18, Refresh and try again.
Make Room for TV: Television and the Family Ideal in Postwar America by Lynn Spigel
Spigel’s main argument is that television, in conjunction with national highway systems, an unprecedented postwar boom, a lar A tvv for my graduate school lit class. Set up a giveaway.
To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above. Even so, I can never get enough of the crisis of manhood stuff. Make Room for TV: It is based primarily on generalizations from her own perusal of popular magazines.
Make Room for TV: Television and the Family Ideal in Postwar America
Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Nonetheless, the family dutifully sits in front of the television, which silently lights the dim living room somewhere in Baltimore suburbia, waiting rokm something to happen.
Culture Studies Media Studies Sociology: American Kinship David M. 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 spiggel placed to whether Mom, Maje, or kids should control the dial.
If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Between andnearly two-thirds of all American families bought a television set—and a revolution in social life and popular culture was launched. What did Americans expect from it? Oh well, time for Family Guy. Spigel identifies correspondences between popular discourses and industry practices to examine how television was naturalized as an everyday domestic romo in the American suburbs in the s.
What is really interesting about Spigel’s work is that it isn’t just about the programming on television, but the changes to living space that televisions brought to homes. Popular Culture in the Age of White Flight: This is a must-read for Cultural Studies theorists specializing in TV.