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Laquana rated it really liked it Apr 18, Spigel focusses attention on public debates, both explicit and implicit, over the relation between television and family life at a time when the nuclear family itself was being transformed by rapid social and economic change.
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In this fascinating book, Lynn Spigel chronicles the enormous impact of television in the lunn years of the new medium: Of particular interest is her treatment of the way in which the phenomenon of television itself was constantly deliberated—from how programs should be watched to where the set was placed to whether Mom, Dad, or kids should control the dial.
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