CART

(0) items

Winning Your Election the Wellstone Way : A Comprehensive Guide for Candidates and Campaign Workers,9780816653324
This item qualifies for
FREE SHIPPING!
FREE SHIPPING OVER $59!

Your order must be $59 or more, you must select US Postal Service Shipping as your shipping preference, and the "Group my items into as few shipments as possible" option when you place your order.

Bulk sales, PO's, Marketplace Items, eBooks, Apparel, and DVDs not included.

Winning Your Election the Wellstone Way : A Comprehensive Guide for Candidates and Campaign Workers

by
ISBN13:

9780816653324

ISBN10:
0816653321
Format:
Hardcover
Pub. Date:
1/1/2013
Publisher(s):
Univ of Minnesota Pr

Questions About This Book?

What version or edition is this?
This is the edition with a publication date of 1/1/2013.
What is included with this book?
  • The New copy of this book will include any supplemental materials advertised. Please check the title of the book to determine if it should include any CDs, lab manuals, study guides, etc.

Summary

A rare exploration of the racial and class politics of architecture, Little White Housesexamines 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 Housesadds a new dimension to our understanding of race in America and the inequalities that persist in the U.S. housing market.


Please wait while the item is added to your cart...