Television and Postfeminist Housekeeping: No Time for Mother

Routledge
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In this book, Nathanson examines how contemporary American television and associated digital media depict women’s everyday lives as homemakers, career women, and mothers. Her focus on American popular culture from the 1990s through the present reveals two extremes: narratives about women who cannot keep house and narratives about women who only keep house. Nathanson looks specifically at the issue of time in this context and argues that the media constructs panics about domestic time scarcity while at the same time offering solutions for those very panics. Analyzing TV programs such as How Clean is Your House, Up All Night, and Supernanny, she finds that media’s portrayals of women’s time is crucial to understanding definitions of femininity, women’s labor, and leisure in the postfeminist context.
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About the author

Elizabeth Nathanson is Assistant Professor in the Department of Media and Communication at Muhlenberg College, USA.

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Publisher
Routledge
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Published on
Apr 2, 2013
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Pages
206
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ISBN
9781135090739
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Language
English
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Genres
Social Science / Media Studies
Social Science / Popular Culture
Social Science / Women's Studies
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