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SuburbiaNation

Reading Suburban Landscape in Twentieth-Century American Fiction and Film

  • Authors
  • Robert Beuka

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Robert Beuka
    Pages 65-106
  3. Robert Beuka
    Pages 107-147
  4. Robert Beuka
    Pages 149-186
  5. Robert Beuka
    Pages 187-225
  6. Robert Beuka
    Pages 227-243
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 245-284

About this book

Introduction

The expansion of the suburban environment is a fascinating cultural development. In fact, the United States is primarily a suburban nation, with far more Americans living in the suburbs that in either urban or rural areas. Why were suburbs created to begin with? How do we define them? Are they really the promised land of the American middle class? The concept of space and how we create it is a concept that is receiving a great deal of academic attention, but no one has looked carefully at the suburban landscape through the lens of fiction and of film.

Keywords

America fiction film media politics USA

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