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The Resource Little white houses : how the postwar home constructed race in America, Dianne Harris

Little white houses : how the postwar home constructed race in America, Dianne Harris

Label
Little white houses : how the postwar home constructed race in America
Title
Little white houses
Title remainder
how the postwar home constructed race in America
Statement of responsibility
Dianne Harris
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A rare exploration of the racial and class politics of architecture, Little White Houses examines how postwar media representations associated the ordinary single-family house with middle-class whites to the exclusion of others, creating a powerful and invidious cultural iconography that continues to resonate today. Drawing from popular and trade magazines, floor plans and architectural drawings, television programs, advertisements, and beyond, Dianne Harris shows how the depiction of houses and their interiors, furnishings, and landscapes shaped and reinforced the ways in which Americans perceived white, middle-class identities and helped support a housing market already defined by racial segregation and deep economic inequalities. After describing the ordinary postwar house and its orderly, prescribed layout, Harris analyzes how cultural iconography associated these houses with middle-class whites and an ideal of white domesticity. She traces how homeowners were urged to buy specific kinds of furniture and other domestic objects and how the appropriate storage and display of these possessions was linked to race and class by designers, tastemakers, and publishers. Harris also investigates lawns, fences, indoor-outdoor spaces, and other aspects of the postwar home and analyzes their contribution to the assumption that the rightful owners of ordinary houses were white. Richly detailed, Little White Houses adds a new dimension to our understanding of race in America and the inequalities that persist in the U.S. housing market."--Publisher information
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Harris, Dianne Suzette
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
NA2543.R37
LC item number
H37 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Architecture, landscape and American culture
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Architecture and race
  • Mass media and architecture
  • Architecture, Domestic
  • Whites
  • ARCHITECTURE
  • HISTORY
  • Architecture and race
  • Architecture, Domestic
  • Mass media and architecture
  • Whites
  • United States
  • Architektur
  • Ethnische Identität
  • Massenmedien
  • Mittelstand
  • Weiße
  • USA
Label
Little white houses : how the postwar home constructed race in America, Dianne Harris
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
The ordinary postwar house -- Magazine lessons : publishing the lexicon of white domesticity -- Rendered whiteness : architectural drawings and graphics -- Private worlds : the spatial contours of exclusion and privilege -- Household goods : purchasing and consuming identity -- Built-ins and closets : status, storage, and display -- The Home Show : televising the postwar house -- Designing the yard : gardens, property, and landscape
Control code
841198900
Dimensions
21 x 27 cm
Extent
xi, 365 pages
Isbn
9780816653324
Lccn
2012036292
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)841198900
Label
Little white houses : how the postwar home constructed race in America, Dianne Harris
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
The ordinary postwar house -- Magazine lessons : publishing the lexicon of white domesticity -- Rendered whiteness : architectural drawings and graphics -- Private worlds : the spatial contours of exclusion and privilege -- Household goods : purchasing and consuming identity -- Built-ins and closets : status, storage, and display -- The Home Show : televising the postwar house -- Designing the yard : gardens, property, and landscape
Control code
841198900
Dimensions
21 x 27 cm
Extent
xi, 365 pages
Isbn
9780816653324
Lccn
2012036292
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)841198900

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