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Genre (2014) 47 (2): 199–229.
Published: 01 July 2014
...Andrew Reynolds American postwar suburbanization is rarely—if ever—discussed through the rhetorics of postmodernism and globalization. The suburban novel genre contributes to the view of the suburbs as detached from such sweeping historical developments. Indeed the characteristic discontent found...
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Genre (2005) 38 (4): 353–370.
Published: 01 December 2005
... sex or out-of wed- lock pregnancy (provided the young couple intended to marry); or that abortion was legal during much of the 19th century; or that the alleged "golden age" of the 1950s white middle-class family was marred by rampant alcohol and drug abuse among suburban housewives, and high...
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Genre (2001) 34 (3-4): 307–337.
Published: 01 September 2001
... indicates a particularly British set- ting, "Suburbia" quickly became an international anthem of the disaffected mid- dle-class, particularly those raised or living in the "suburban hell" of family val- ues and respectability and bottled-up repression stemming from boredom.15 The images of "roaming...
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Genre (2002) 35 (1): 121–142.
Published: 01 March 2002
...- tants lead trivial lives in the service of keeping up suburban appearances. "What is it?" "Nothing. In the afternoon the yew-trees turn quite blue." "The quietness You can almost hear the clouds go by." "Let's all lie down on the grass as if we were dead...
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Genre (2021) 54 (1): 43–66.
Published: 01 April 2021
... white men's prosperity and power but nonetheless left them feeling stifled by the pressure to embody the masculinity-and-freedom-sapping mold of the cookie-cutter “organization man” subject to the henpecking of his domineering suburban housewife (May 1999 ). Kerouac's novel illustrates the white male...
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Genre (2002) 35 (3-4): 599–624.
Published: 01 September 2002
... moved them" (65). Despite Columbo's own involvement with unsanctioned and aberrant sexual practices, drugs, hit-men, and murder, the narrator insists: "Cook County Jail was the last place on earth that a suburban white girl needed to be" (66). As our group discussion revealed, the African...
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Genre (2007) 40 (1-2): 1–29.
Published: 01 March 2007
... . Enders Jody . Death by Drama and Other Medieval Urban Legends . Chicago : U of Chicago P , 2002 . Finlay Roger Shearer Beatrice . “ Population Growth and Suburban Expansion .” The Making of the Metropolis: London 1500-1700 . Ed. Beier A.L. Finlay Roger . London : Longman...
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Genre (2014) 47 (2): 141–170.
Published: 01 July 2014
...-­movies on the Tube” (Pynchon [1990] 1997, 153), and rather than being limited to the duration of a film in a theater, the Tube constantly “flickers silent blue in the darkness” in every suburban home (82). As it “fill[s] up every minute” and “keep[s] us distracted,” the Tube plays...
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Genre (2003) 36 (3-4): 365–381.
Published: 01 September 2003
... blows up the slides to fill posters that engross entire gallery walls, while Chang manipulates photographs by digitally processing them, thereby generating end- less clones of human faces, suburban homes etc. While both Erkmen and Chang have avoided adding text to the images, the New York musician...
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Genre (2016) 49 (2): 181–198.
Published: 01 July 2016
... and stylistically adept. Narrated in first person with occasional hints of temporal distance, it tells the story of Henry, a middle-­aged, almost exaggeratedly middle-­class owner of a hair salon who lives a “passive, passionless life” (Sansom [1949] 1959, 22) in fusty suburban comfort with his wife...
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Genre (2008) 41 (3-4): 177–200.
Published: 01 September 2008
...: and then along came MaryProbably she amply filled an office chair eating milk chocolatesin a white carpeted room incessantly raising her hand..that looked out on a palm-lined street in suburban Boca Raton. no water came outI imagined her eating milk chocolates...
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Genre (2015) 48 (1): 99–118.
Published: 01 April 2015
... of the church at the heart of the city to its removal to the suburban outskirts during the nineteenth century (25). The third principle is heterochrony. The cemetery exemplifies a slice of time, the sudden transformation from human time to the “quasi-­eternal,” where the dead body in its final resting...
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Genre (2009) 42 (3-4): 21–39.
Published: 01 September 2009
... Land), attached to veiled namechecks of real-life mar- ried actors Brett Somers and Jack Klugman. Then come references to two '60s sitcoms of magic-making suburban women, Bewitched and I Dream ofJeannie. MORE THAN A VAST AVANT-POP WASTELAND 27 (Suze, whom we will meet as Susan three...
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Genre (2012) 45 (2): 329–350.
Published: 01 June 2012
... before his time” (338). When he calls out for his mother by her first name, it is because “even in his extremity . . . he knew enough not to call her Mom like some mind-­controlled zombie kid out of a suburban development . . . at least he knew that much” (ibid Here...
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Genre (2001) 34 (3-4): 179–204.
Published: 01 September 2001
... if it is a critique. That is, the song's target is so vaguely defined and so general (the middle-class, suburban consumerism of "status-symbol land") as to lose its criti- cal force. Lacking the specific targeting of Bob Dylan's "Ballad of a Thin Man" or the metaphysical statement that Louis MacNeice reaches...
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Genre (2017) 50 (3): 343–370.
Published: 01 December 2017
... of suburban housewives’ lives. In addition, prior to the 1960s the occupational choices of African American women were severely limited, and they were often only able to find work as domestics. With the civil rights movement, K. Sue Jewell (1993, 44) explains, African American women...
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Genre (2003) 36 (1-2): 47–79.
Published: 01 March 2003
... he turned into a positive good, for the translation of Homer's Iliad and Odyssey, which he undertook for profit as well as for fame, gave him ample means to live the life of an independent suburban gentleman" (2505). 64 GENRE peculiarly modern one. A rags...
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Genre (2010) 43 (1-2): 27–59.
Published: 01 March 2010
... in which the escape to savage prehistory from a faddish suburban civilization yields an authentic depth of self” (xx). Even Brian Street, in “Reading the Novels of Empire: Race and Ideology in the Classic ‘Tale of Adventure’” views The Lost World as a “classic” example of the genre (97-8...