Welcome to the Dreamhouse: In Welcome to the Dreamhouse, University of Southern California professor Spigel changes the Lynn Spigel. The Paperback of the Welcome to the Dreamhouse: Popular Media and Postwar Suburbs by Lynn Spigel at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping. In Lynn Spigel, professor of cinema and television at the University of Southern California, published a splendid, innovative history of.

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Grant, Choice “[A]n eclectic assortment of essays. Race and America’s Long War. You can view this on the NLA website. What ljnn it mean, she queries, that suburban households of the s often revolved around television, which brought public issues into a traditionally private space? 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 dreamhouxe postwar American society and culture.

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In order to provide an understanding of the cultural and historical contexts of media culture, Spigel primarily uses an interpretive method based on archival research. This article is also available for rental through DeepDyve. Living Room to Gallery 7. Television and Cultural Power Series Editor s: At the time the book was published, the focus of television studies was largely confined to understanding the medium in terms of industry regulation and technology.

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. Most users should sign in with their email address.

Jonathan Mayhew and the Principles of the American Revolution. 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. At the same time, African-Americans were responding to images of space travel in profound and surprising ways. Modern Art and the Rise of Network Television — that have expanded our understanding of television history.

Popular Media and Postwar Suburbs Author s: Please check the credit line adjacent to the illustration, as well as the front and back matter of the book for a list of credits. Willard Professor of Screen Cultures at the School of Communications at Northwestern University, is a feminist media scholar who works on television and cultural history.

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Television and Modern Art, — 8. Similar Items Make room for TV: 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 far beyond a simple ‘images of women’ or ‘gendered genre’ approach. Can I borrow this item? Related articles in Google Scholar. Follow us on Twitter.


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Sign up for Subject Matters email updates to receive discounts, new book announcements, and more. While overtly political—in her feminist analysis of Barbie which is also a critique of feminism’s failure regarding corporate sexismshe praises the Barbie Liberation Front, which switched the too boxes of Barbie and GI Joe dolls to create gender-bending playthings—Spigel never sacrifices nuance or ignores the pleasure people derive from popular culture.

Sign in via your Institution Sign in. Indeed, her work has largely been concerned with uncovering details about the cultural contexts of television that have often challenged our thinking about the history of the medium. Email alerts New issue alert. Baby Boom Kids 5.

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In order to account for how television was understood as a new technology entering the home, Spigel used popular sources such as magazines, advertisements, newspapers, television shows and films that revealed ‘a general set of rules that were formed for thinking about TV in its early period’ 9.

Contact Contact Us Help. Throughout the book, Spigel traces the connections between television viewing and constructions of gender and family life, and the often contradictory responses to television in dreamhousse media.

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