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The Resource Housework and gender in American television : coming clean, Kristi Rowan Humphreys

Housework and gender in American television : coming clean, Kristi Rowan Humphreys

Label
Housework and gender in American television : coming clean
Title
Housework and gender in American television
Title remainder
coming clean
Statement of responsibility
Kristi Rowan Humphreys
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Housework and Gender in American Television: Coming Clean examines representations of housework and their relationships with gender in sixty of the most popular television shows of the 1950s through the 1980s, searching for trends, similarities, inconsistencies, and meaning. Much of the critical scholarship addressing mid-century televised housework claims that domestic activities marginalize female characters, removing them from scenes involving important familial discussions and placing them in devalued positions. This book challenges the notion that housework functions primarily as a mechanism through which female characters are marginalized, devalued, invisible, or passive, and instead proposes a different reading of housework in television, one that brings to the fore the loving, sacrificial, and active qualities so crucial and foundational to housework activity in both representation and reality. These qualities, in turn, attach a strength to female characters, and male characters when applicable, that is often ignored in standard feminist analyses of television. This study reveals roughly twenty trends established in four decades of televised housework, from the housewives of the fifties, to the witches and genies of the sixties, to the elimination of male domestic labor in the seventies, to the dominance of male housekeepers in the eighties." -- Publisher's description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1977-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Humphreys, Kristi Rowan
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1992.8.F33
LC item number
H86 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Families on television
  • Women on television
  • Housewives
  • Housekeeping
  • Television programs
  • Families on television
  • Housekeeping
  • Housewives
  • Television programs
  • Women on television
  • United States
  • Fernsehserie
  • Geschlechterrolle
  • Hausarbeit
  • USA
Label
Housework and gender in American television : coming clean, Kristi Rowan Humphreys
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Televised housework in the 1950s -- Televised housework in the 1960s -- Televised housework in the 1970s -- Televised housework in the 1980s -- Conclusions
Control code
920453721
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 169 pages
Isbn
9780739192528
Lccn
2015033449
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)920453721
Label
Housework and gender in American television : coming clean, Kristi Rowan Humphreys
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Televised housework in the 1950s -- Televised housework in the 1960s -- Televised housework in the 1970s -- Televised housework in the 1980s -- Conclusions
Control code
920453721
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 169 pages
Isbn
9780739192528
Lccn
2015033449
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)920453721

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