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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Television and the Family Ideal in Postwar America. Dooley, Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly. Television and Childhood in Postwar America 6. If you originally registered with a username please use that to sign in. Studies in Domestic Space Travel Pt.

Television studies, like sf studies, shares a history of marginalisation within the academy, and Spigel was one of the first scholars critically to examine television in relation to other ‘low’ or ‘debased’ forms of culture, such as women’s magazines, dismissed by cultural hierarchies within the academy and popular criticism as undeserving of serious attention.

See what’s been added to the collection in ereamhouse current 1 2 tne 4 5 6 weeks months years. Living Room to Gallery more Order a copy Copyright or permission restrictions may apply. Spigel explores the relationship of the growing television industry to home and suburban planning.

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Review of Welcome to the Dreamhouse () — Foreword Reviews

Page numbers if excerpting, provide specifics For coursepacks, please also note: It is original, impeccably researched, dazzlingly intelligent, and prickling with humor. While other cultural critics do this, few combine the two as well.


Citing articles via Google Scholar. Most users should sign in with their email address. 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 voice 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.

This is a perfect anthology, one that reflects the intellectual growth of an important thinker and welcomd the same time represents a coherent argument about an important topic. This will subscribe you to all of our newsletters, announcements, and promotional content.

Project MUSE – Television, gender and space: an overview of Lynn Spigel

I found the endnotes valuable in terms of explaining terms or concepts that needed further exploration. Spigel is primarily concerned with feminist approaches to ths in relation to place and urban, suburban, domestic and outer space, particularly in the postwar period. 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.

Or, almost 50 years later, why did the same Congress that OK’d the V-chip then flood the media with the “pornographic” details of the Starr report? Living Room to Gallery 7.

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She sees the complexity of popular culture where others have tended to see formula and repetition. Television and the Neighborhood Ideal in Postwar America 2. 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.


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Much like television studies itself, Spigel’s work is interdisciplinary, drawing on feminism, art history, architecture and design, geography, urban planning, cultural theory and sf studies, which has allowed her to ask questions that she might not have asked within the confines of her own field Spigel, ‘Theorizing the Bachelorette’ Close mobile search navigation Article navigation.

Over the past two decades, she has produced a body of work that has been highly influential in the fields of television studies and cultural studies, and she has long-standing interests in sf and discourses about television in relation to public and private space, gender and technology.

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.

Television, gender and space: BookOnline – Google Xreamhouse. Baby Boom Kids 5. Professor Spigel’s book turned those histories upside down by introducing a new vocabulary focused on reception and, therefore, on the site in which television found its primary residence and characteristic content: Essays on a Medium in Transition — that have mapped key developments in the field.

Rather than restaging the dusty argument that television destroys private and public life, she asks how television establishes rules and conventions for the ways that splgel create what is public and private.

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