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

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ISBN-10: 0226769674

ISBN-13: 9780226769677

Edition: 1992

Authors: Lynn Spigel

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Between 1948 and 1955, nearly two-thirds of all American families bought a television set--and a revolution in social life and popular culture was launched. In this fascinating book, Lynn Spigel chronicles the enormous impact of television in the formative years of the new medium: how, over the course of a single decade, television became an intimate part of everyday life. What did Americans expect from it? What effects did the new daily ritual of watching television have on children? Was television welcomed as an unprecedented "window on the world," or as a "one-eyed monster" that would disrupt households and corrupt children? Drawing on an ambitious array of unconventional sources,…    
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Book details

List price: $34.00
Copyright year: 1992
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 6/1/1992
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 246
Size: 5.98" wide x 9.02" long x 0.51" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Domestic Ideals and Family Amusements: From the Victorians to the Broadcast Age
Television in the Family Circle
Women's Work
The Home Theater
The People in the Theater Next Door Epilogue