Expanding the American Dream: Building and Rebuilding Levittown
State University of New York Press, 02/02/1993 - 284 páginas
Much has been written about the housing policies of the Depression and the Postwar period. Much less has been written of the houses built as a result of these policies, or the lives of the families who lived in them. Using the houses of Levittown, Long Island, as cultural artifacts, this book examines the relationship between the government-sponsored, mass-produced housing built after World War II, the families who lived in it, and the society that fostered it.
Beginning with the basic four-room, slab-based Cape Cods and Ranches, Levittown homeowners invested time and effort, barter and money in the expansion and redesign of their houses. The author shows how this gradual process has altered the socioeconomic nature of the community as well, bringing Levittown fully into the mainstream of middle-class America.
This book works on several levels. For planners, it offers a reassessment of the housing policies of the 1940s and ’50s, suggesting that important lessons remain to be learned from the Levittown experience. For historians, it offers new insights into the nature of the suburbanization process that followed World War II. And for those who wish to understand the subtle workings of their own domestic space within their lives, it offers food for speculation.
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Review: Expanding The American Dream: Building And Rebuilding LevittownComentário do usuário - Eric - Goodreads
Probably my favorite book on the subject of the postwar suburb. Discusses the issue of suburbia in a more nuanced and in-depth fashion than I would expect. Ler resenha completa
Review: Expanding The American Dream: Building And Rebuilding LevittownComentário do usuário - Marilyn - Goodreads
My sister gave this to me for Christmas 2003. We grew up in a Levitt house (Levittown, LI). My father is still living in the original Levitt house he moved into (and where my brother and 3 sisters were all raised) in 1949. Ler resenha completa
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