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TV snapshots : an archive of everyday life

Title
TV snapshots : an archive of everyday life / Lynn Spigel.
ISBN
9781478022893
1478022892
9781478015642
1478015640
9781478018285
1478018283
Publication
Durham : Duke University Press, 2022.
Physical Description
1 online resource (x, 315 pages) : illustrations
Local Notes
Access is available to the Yale community.
Notes
Description based on print version record.
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Access restricted by licensing agreement.
Summary
"In TV Snapshots, Lynn Spigel explores snapshots of people posing in front of their television sets in the 1950s through the early 1970s. Like today's selfies, TV snapshots were a popular photographic practice through which people visualized their lives in an increasingly mediated culture. Drawing on her collection of over 5,000 TV snapshots, Spigel shows that people did not just watch TV: women used the TV set as a backdrop for fashion and glamour poses; people dressed in drag in front of the screen; and, in pinup poses, people even turned the TV setting into a space for erotic display. While the TV industry promoted on-screen images of white nuclear families in suburban homes, the snapshots depict a broad range of people across racial, ethnic, and class backgrounds that do not always conform to the reigning middle-class nuclear family ideal. Showing how the television set became a central presence in the home that exceeded its mass entertainment function, Spigel highlights how TV snapshots complicate understandings of the significance of TV in everyday life"-- Provided by publisher.
Variant and related titles
e-Duke books scholarly collection 2022. OCLC KB.
Other formats
Print version: Spigel, Lynn. TV snapshots. Durham : Duke University Press, 2022
Format
Books / Online
Language
English
Added to Catalog
June 02, 2022
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
TV portraits : picturing families and household things
TV performers : a theater of everyday life
TV dress-up : fashion poses and everyday glamour
TV pinups : sex and the single TV
TV memories : snapshots in digital times.
Genre/Form
History.
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