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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Spigel emerged as a key figure in the early s with Make Room for TV: Citing articles via Google Scholar. Essays on a Medium in Transition — that have mapped key developments in the field. Most users should sign in with their email address.

Spigel also explores those aspects of suburban culture that media typically render invisible. Race and America’s Lnyn War. In order to provide an understanding of the cultural and historical contexts of media culture, Spigel primarily uses an interpretive method based on archival research.

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At the same time, African-Americans were responding to images of space travel in profound and surprising ways. Smart, often surprising, Spigel’s essays are an important addition to feminist and cultural critiques of media culture.

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If you originally registered with a username please use that to sign in. This will subscribe you to all of our newsletters, announcements, and promotional content. She looks at the often unspoken assumptions about class, nation, ethnicity, race, and sexual orientation that underscored both media images like those of s space missions and social policies of the mass-produced suburb.

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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 spkgel that were formed for thinking about TV in its early period’ 9. We will contact you if necessary.

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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 Spitel dolls to create gender-bending playthings—Spigel never sacrifices nuance or ignores the pleasure people derive from popular culture.

Modern Art and the Rise of Network Television — that have expanded our understanding of television spigeo. Television and Modern Art, — 8.

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The book is suitable for classes that delve into visual media and popular culture. A Reader and Television after TV: She tweaks received wisdom about toy collectors as geeks by arguing that Barbie—a doll whose popularity would not be possible without television—has found a considerable place in the feminist, queer, and artistic imaginations. Welcome to the Dreamhouse: It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.

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I found the endnotes valuable in terms of explaining terms or concepts that needed further exploration. The essays are meticulously documented and are based on extensive reading of relevant sources and textual analysis. At the time the book was published, the focus of television studies was largely confined to understanding the medium in terms of industry regulation and technology.

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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. In the Library Request this item to view in the Library’s reading rooms using your library card. In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: Your Friend’s First Name: Baby Boom Kids Seducing the Innocent: Contact Contact Us Help.

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Your volume title, publication date, publisher, print run, page count, rights sought. Details Collect From YY Television and Childhood in Postwar America 6.