Make Room for TV: Television and the Family Ideal in Postwar America [Lynn Spigel] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Between and. Make room for TV: television and the family ideal in postwar. America I Lynn Spigel. p. em. . vision permanently embedded in the living room wall. In less than. Lynn Spigel, Make Room for TV: Television and the Family Ideal in Postwar America. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, pp.
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Sometimes she refers simply to a debate or discussion.
Spigel identifies correspondences between popular discourses and industry practices to examine how television was naturalized as an everyday domestic technology in the American suburbs in the s. The book came promptly, was packaged nicely, and the condition was as described. Make Room For TV combines a powerful analysis of growth of electronic culture with a nuanced social yv of spigek 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.
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 was placed to whether Mom, Dad, or kids should control the dial.
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Make Room for TV: Television and the Family Ideal in Postwar America, Spigel
Michele Davis rated it it was amazing Jun 16, I used it as a primary source in my doctoral dissertation in the field. Mar 18, Courtney rated it really liked it.
Domestic Ideals and Family Amusements: Society for Cinema and Media Studies: Television in the Family Circle 3. The Krichinskys are in the process of assimilation – Sam, now a grandfather, came to America in Amy Gourley rated it really liked it Apr 12, Wenchreads rated it really liked it May 20, Drawing extensively and uncritically on the work of other feminists, this is precisely what Spigel does.
Drawing on an ambitious array of unconventional sources, from sitcom scripts to articles and advertisements in women’s magazines, Spigel offers the fullest available account of the popular response to television in the postwar years.
Nov 22, Hannah rated it really liked it. His son, Jules, has brought home an early television. To ask other readers questions about Make Room for TVplease sign up.
The rest of the book is about the hv that arose over specific problems associated with television. Switched In Avalonone of my very favorite movies, there is sligel scene in which three generations of the Krichinsky family gather in the living room to watch their new television.
Scholarship is not properly the study of empirically verifiable and supposedly objective facts, therefore, but the deconstruction, or problematization, of value-laden discourses that purport to be value-free.
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. You do not currently have access to this article. On the other hand, she might have discovered some quite different patterns, individual articles or ads that show signs of ambivalence and confusion, or, at the very least, a few significant and suggestive anomalies. No trivia or quizzes yet. Receive exclusive offers and updates from Oxford Academic. The analysis of the actual programming is The book would have been more useful though not more readable had she first established well-defined categories based on easily observed formal properties — line, colour, calligraphy, and symmetry, for example, in the advertisements — and then systematically classified her data accordingly.
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Like both film and radio when they originated and, for that matter, printed bookstelevision did not become culturally integrated without controversy over its possible benefits and dangers. Of interest to Spigel is not so much the merits of arguments on either side but the existence of these arguments. If you originally registered with a vt please use that to sign in.
Make Room for TV
I read up until this section without thinking about when Spigel was researching and vor the book. Paperbackpages. Spigel also argues that television led to enormous revenue gains and suburban job growth in areas typically dominated by agrarian lifestyles.
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Also, not overly jargony. From the Back Cover Make Room For TV sipgel 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 way television became the focal point of so many of America’s hopes and fears and dreams. The only image displayed on the screen is a test pattern, black and white, of course, with a slight drone or hum coming from the speaker.
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