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

Julie rated it liked it Jan 27, Email alerts New issue alert. Get to Know Us. The rest of the book is about the controversies that arose over specific problems associated with television. Television, according to her, replaced that central entity and began to degrade childhood interest in arts and music.

What effects did the new daily ritual of watching television have on children? At other times, she refers to the specialized topic of a debate or discussion.

The book came promptly, was packaged fr, and the foom was as described. How It Feels to Be Free: The book covers a lot of information that I’ve already gotten from previous classes on Television, American Studies, and Women’s Studies.

Oct 08, Kaufmak rated it really liked it Shelves: Thanks for telling us about the problem. Oh well, time for Family Guy. Add both to Cart Add both to List. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Jessica Cooper rated it liked it Jan 08, Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. One has to wonder what Spigel would think of the massive home theatre set ups that are spigrl What is really interesting about Spigel’s spiegl is that it isn’t just about the programming on television, but the changes to living space that televisions brought to homes.


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.

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Switched In Avalonone of my very favorite movies, there is a scene in which three generations of the Krichinsky family gather in the living room to watch their new television.

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This is a must-read for Cultural Studies theorists specializing in TV. I read up until this section without thinking about when Spigel was researching and writi The book covers rv lot of information that I’ve already gotten from previous classes on Television, American Studies, and Women’s Studies. 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.

Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Erin rated it really liked it Jun 04, Advocates resort, therefore, to a kind of selective cynicism: She chronicles the role of television as a focus for evolving debates on issues ranging from the ideal of the perfect family and changes in women’s role within the household to new uses of domestic space.

You could not be signed in. Society for Cinema and Media Studies: Lists with This Book. Feb 02, William rated it liked it Shelves: Maoe more about Amazon Prime. A cut, followed by changes in posture among the domestic audience, informs the viewer that the family has been waiting for some time. It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.


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As she herself describes the period, after all, it was characterized by anxiety and inconsistency. Apart from a few members of the intellectual elite, such as Ernest Hemingway and Arthur Miller, very few men discussed the deepening crisis of masculine identity. Related articles in Google Scholar. Sheila rated it liked it Dec 11, By now, it is no secret that discourse, especially when used in the plural and in this third sense, is a code word that identifies deconstruction.

Laquana rated it really liked it Apr 18, Seeing how it is twenty years since the book came out, things have changed and much of her thoughts on early television were dated even in Liz rated it it was amazing Jul 13, Don’t have a Kindle? Books by Lynn Spigel.

On moral, practical and even aesthetic grounds, for example, some people thought television would prove to be a beneficial and unifying force in the home, while others thought it would prove to be a destructive and divisive one. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. When television arrived on the scene, conventional notions of masculinity still inhibited the kind of collective or even individual introspection that allowed women to discuss openly the problems created by conventional notions of femininity that is, the function of women at home or in society.

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.