Photo: "Brady Bunch" Interior
Photo: "Full House" Exterior
Photo: "Cosby Show" Exterior
Marketplace.org published an online quiz to test your knowledge of houses in pop culture. The quiz features memorable homes from TV shows such as the "Brady Bunch" and "Full House." I scored 9 out of 9 (although I guessed for the last two!).
Zillow also published a bird's eye view of famous TV homes.
What does it mean that I can easily recognize these homes? Does it matter? How have these images shaped my beliefs about what is means to own a home?
I am thinking about the housing crisis and homeownership as one of the central features of the American Dream. One promising research direction is the construction of the American Dream through representations of the domestic sphere and the “good life” on TV. I want to explore the ways cultural and social differences (e.g., class, race and ethnicity, sexualty, gender) are communicated and negotiated in TV representations of spatial domesticity.