Media Homes, Then and Now

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This article synthesizes Spigel’s research on the introduction of television and new technologies into the home. It looks at changing conceptions of ‘media households’ over the course of the last 50 years. The ‘home theater’ represents the media house of the 1950s; the ‘mobile home’ corresponds to the introduction of portable television in the 1960s; and the ‘smart home’ is the contemporary model of digital domesticity. The article considers how these changing models of home incorporate reigning middle class ideologies about family life for their respective times.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)385-411
JournalInternational Journal of Cultural Studies
StatePublished - 2002

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