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Magazine Lessons

Magazine Lessons

Publishing the Lexicon of White Domesticity

Chapter:
(p.58) (p.59) 2 Magazine Lessons
Source:
Little White Houses
Author(s):
Dianne Harris
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816653324.003.0003

A detailed and in-depth analysis of the role played by text and images in selected postwar shelter, trade, and popular magazines, and their contribution to the production of a cultural iconography that associated ordinary houses with white, middle-class occupants.

Keywords:   Mid-century U.S. History, Postwar Houses, Postwar Design, Race, Class, Whiteness, Material Culture, Television, Spatial Rhetoric, Visual Rhetoric

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