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suburbia

suburbs or the people living in them considered as an identifiable community or class in society
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(1) Such a total transformation of the British landscape was the source of great consternation to many, who saw in suburbia the mere substitution of cultural impoverishment for economic impoverishment.
The maintenance of the suburban home, of course, fell to women, and suburbia, from its very beginnings, has been a gendered space premised on a wildly uneven division of domestic labour.
As Loudon s inauspicious choice of phrase illustrates, it is not just that the ideological work of gender occurs in concert with the growth of suburbia in the nineteenth century but that it happens in and through it.
It is this history of suburbia, one that understands its development through the sanitary reform movement of Victorian England and sees the fear generated by the emergence of this new, seemingly empty species of suburbanite, that forms the background to twentieth-century representations of suburbia in general and of [Safe] in particular.
It is perhaps not surprising, then, that anxieties about suburbia find expression in genres attuned to ideas of horror and menace.
The very idea of suburbia in a sense became American, especially by the mid-twentieth century when images of middle-class America, families ensconced in suburban cul-de-sacs, were broadcast virtually world-wide via television.
It certainly could be interpreted as an attack on the growth of suburbia, and, if so, it would be a cinematic realization of Masterman's image of London's late Victorian suburbs "pushing outwards like some gigantic plasmodium: spreading slimy arms over the surrounding fields, heavily dragging after them the ruin of its desolation" (In Peril 163).