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Get Out of My Room!: A History of Teen Bedrooms in America

Jason Reid


Get Out of My Room! addresses the emergence of teen bedroom culture in the United States during the 19th and 20th centuries. A host of cultural and socio-economic factors are examined along the way, including the rise of modern capitalism, the growing cultural authority of middle-class ways of living, technological innovation, intellectual support among social scientists and their allies in the media, the tendency towards smaller families, the creation of a teen subculture based on leisure and consumption, and shifting views on housing. This book suggests that the teen bedroom is something mor ... More

Keywords: teenagers, bedrooms, consumption, popular culture, child development, home electronics, home decor, moral panics, leisure, family

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780226409214
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226409351.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jason Reid, author
Ryerson University