LYNN SPIGEL MAKE ROOM FOR TV PDF

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Anne rated it liked it Dec 19, University of Chicago Press; 1 edition June 1, Language: Television, according to her, replaced that central entity and began ffor degrade childhood interest in arts and music.

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 way television became the focal point of so many of America’s hopes and fears and dreams. Reading History Sideways Arland Thornton. Taking this to its logical conclusion would not only undermine scholarship, of course, but subject deconstruction itself to the same critique.

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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. Read more Read less.

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

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In this fascinating book, Lynn Spigel chronicles the enormous impact of television in the formative years of the new medium: For me personally, it brought back memories of watching classic TV reruns with my grandmother. Jul 11, Mike Anastasia rated it really liked it.

Make Room for TV

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.

Television and the Family Ideal in Postwar America.

Anne Jefferson rated it it was amazing Apr 10, Fog all 4 comments. 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. Apart from a few members of the intellectual elite, such as Ernest Hemingway and Arthur Miller, very rooom men discussed the deepening crisis of masculine identity.

Make Room for TV: Advocates resort, therefore, to a kind of selective cynicism: A thoroughly researched, well-organized, and well-written work of media and cultural history. Spigel focusses attention on public debates, both explicit and implicit, over the relation between television and family life at a time when the nuclear family toom was being transformed by rapid social and economic change.

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

The book covers a lot of information that I’ve already gotten from previous classes on Television, American Studies, and Fod Studies. Open Preview See a Problem?

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. Paperbackpages. You could not be signed in. lyynn

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

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