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Author Huq, Rupa, 1972-

Title Making sense of suburbia through popular culture [electronic resource] / by Rupa Huq.

Imprint London : Bloomsbury Academic, 2012.

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Description 1 online resource.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1 Seeking Culture in a Cultural Void? The Relationship between Suburbia and Popular Culture -- 2 Writing Suburbia: The Periphery in Novels -- 3 The Sound of the Suburbs: Noise from Out of Nowhere? -- 4 Pastoral Paradises and Social Realism: Cinematic Representations of Suburban Complexity -- 5 Suburbia on the Box -- 6 Women on the Edge? Representations of the Post-War Suburban Woman in Popular Culture to the Present Day -- 7 Darkness on the Edge of Town: Mapping ‘Asian’ London in Popular Culture -- 8 Conclusion: Same As it Ever Was?
Summary We all know what suburbia is, indeed the majority of us live in it. Yet, despite this ubituity, with no formal definition of the contept, the suburbs have developed in our collective imagination through representations in popular culture, from Terry and June to Desparate Housewives. Rupa Huq examines how suburbia has been depicted in novels, cinema, popular music and on television, charting changing trends both in the suburbs and popular media consumption and production. She looks at the differences in defining suburbia in the US and UK and how characteristics associated with it have shifted in meaning and form.
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Subject Suburbs.
Suburban life.
Suburbs in mass media.
Suburban life in popular culture.
Suburbs in motion pictures.
Suburbs in literature.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Huq, Rupa, 1972- Making sense of suburbia through popular culture. London : Bloomsbury Academic, 2012 9781780932231 (OCoLC)781500254
ISBN 9781780932590 (electronic bk.)
1780932596 (electronic bk.)