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Little White Houses: How the Postwar Home Constructed Race in America

Dianne Harris


This book adds a new dimension to our understanding of the development of the deep inequalities that have existed (and continue to exist) in the U.S. housing market by looking closely at some material dimensions of everyday life that are so ordinary, so common, and so ubiquitous that they’ve largely escaped analysis. If we already know a great deal about the ways in which institutional structures connected to the economics of housing operated, we have known far less about the dispersed and complex sets of practices that created, reinforced, and established the forms of cultural knowledge that ... More

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

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780816653324
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816653324.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Dianne Harris, author