SuburbiaNation : Reading Suburban Landscape in Twentieth-Century American Fiction and Film

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 reall...

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Main Author: Beuka, Robert
Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: New York Palgrave Macmillan US 2004, 2004
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Collection: Springer Book Archives -2004 - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary: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
Physical Description:XI, 284 p online resource
ISBN:9781349732104