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Video Playtime By Ann Gray

Video Playtime by Ann Gray

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The explosion of the use of VCRs in the home has provided the most significant new form of home entertainment since television. Gray discusses the experiences of women using VCRs and the social and cultural background to ownership.

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Video Playtime: The Gendering of a Leisure Technology by Ann Gray

The 1980s saw an explosion in the use of the domestic video cassette recorder (VCR), arguably the most significant new form of home entertainment technology since television.
In Video Playtime Ann Gray investigates what women themselves felt about the VCR, both in terms of the ways these entertainment facilities were used within their households, and what kinds of programmes and films they themselves particularly enjoyed.
Ann Gray draws heavily on verbatim quotes from discussions to provide a rich description of different types of household micro-cultures and to give readers more direct access to the women themselves and the ways in which they accounted for their own experience. Video Playtime addresses questions of domestic technology as well as those of taste and cultural preference, particularly in relation to class, addressing the dynamics of power within existing social and cultural relations and thereby setting the analysis within a much wider social context.

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GOR011111334
9780415058650
0415058651
Video Playtime: The Gendering of a Leisure Technology by Ann Gray
Used - Like New
Paperback
Taylor & Francis Ltd
1992-11-26
288
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Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins

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