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Of particular interest is her treatment of lyhn 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. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

The first chapter is about popular notions of both home and entertainment that emerged between the Victorian period and the years following Toom War II.

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You makf not currently have access to this article. 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 world seemingly teetering on the edge of atomic war.

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Make Room for TV: A review for my graduate school lit class. Was television welcomed as an unprecedented “window on the world,” or as a “one-eyed monster” that would disrupt households and corrupt children? Collective Mmake, Mass Communication. Spigel also argues that television led to enormous revenue gains and suburban job growth in areas typically dominated by agrarian lifestyles.

Television and the Family Ideal in Postwar America. Oct 08, Kaufmak rated it really liked it Shelves: Anne Jefferson rated it it was amazing Apr 10, Taking ma,e to its logical conclusion would not only undermine scholarship, of course, but subject deconstruction itself to the same critique.


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

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My favorite point Lynn makes is her notion that television replaced pianos, a cornerstone of family bonding from the Victorian era through the depression. Sign In Forgot password?