The American Family in Television
This paper explores the evolution in the portrayal of the American family in movies and television.
# 121140 | 1,750 words | 24 sources | MLA | 2008 |
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Communication (Television) , Film (Television) , History (U.S. Baby Boom Years 1945-1965) , Child, Youth Issues (Family Issues) , Sociology (Media and Society)
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This paper explores the portrayal of the American family in movies and television, examining how it evolved from the fifties to today. Issues reflected in these media, such as divorce, single-parent families, and out-of-wedlock pregnancy are described.
From the Paper:"Movies and television are so integrated into the American culture that these media have become excellent cultural signposts that indicate fairly accurately not only what the current culture contains, but how Americans receive it. In terms of the American family, movies and television reflect the state of the family, with each generation's media showing how the family stands within that era. This paper will seek to provide an answer to the research question: How has the portrayal of..."
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