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Order a copy Copyright or permission restrictions may apply. 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.

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Can I borrow this item? Spigel also explores those aspects of suburban culture that media typically render invisible. Disability Requests Instructions for requesting an electronic text on behalf of a student with disabilities are available here.

Remarkable for the integration of race, gender, and class into the analysis. Try again or cancel this request. 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 people create what is public and private.


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Spigel explores the relationship of the growing television industry to home and suburban planning. In Lynn Spigel, professor of cinema and television at the University of Southern California, published a splendid, innovative history of television, Make Room for TV: Occasionally, Duke University Press controls the rights to maps or other drawings.

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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You could not be signed in. 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 lynnn questions that she might not have asked within the confines of her own field Spigel, ‘Theorizing the Bachelorette’ Television and Modern Art, Barbies without Ken: Further information on the Library’s opening hours is available at: What does it mean, she queries, that suburban households of the s often revolved around television, welcone brought public issues into a traditionally private space?


Create a reading list or add to an existing list. In contrast, Spigel offered a social and cultural historical study that examined what was said about television in postwar America. To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above. Please check the credit line adjacent to ylnn 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?

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