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Property TV : the (re)making of home on national screens

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McElroy, Ruth

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Abstract "This article explores how home is made and re-made on national television screens by reference to new domestic lifestyle genres. Through a comparative analysis of the property TV of English-language broadcasters in the UK and US, as well as the minority-language Welsh broadcaster S4C, this article examines the inter-relationship of domestic scenes of private homes with the formation of national constructions of homelands and national belonging. The aestheticization of everyday home life is tied both to distinct material cultural practices and to the politics of taste in the formation of cultural identities within distinct national locales." [author's abstract]
Keywords nation
Classification Cultural Sociology, Sociology of Art, Sociology of Literature; Broadcasting, Telecommunication
Free Keywords do-it-yourself; home; identity; lifestyle television; material culture; national screens; property TV; taste
Document language English
Publication Year 2008
Page/Pages p. 43-61
Journal European Journal of Cultural Studies, 11 (2008) 1
Status Postprint; peer reviewed
Licence PEER Licence Agreement (applicable only to documents from PEER project)