Document Type

Article

Peer Reviewed

1

Publication Date

Spring 2012

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Cinema Journal

Start Page

97

End Page

118

Total Pages

21

Abstract

This study investigates the radio roots of a discourse of domestic whiteness that is typically associated with family sitcoms of the 1950s. Through analysis of a highly popular evening serial. One Man's Family (NBC, 1932-1959), the article tracks the production of domestic whiteness in sound, narrative, and vocal performance, situating it within the institutional and social contexts of 1930s radio.

Keywords

radio history, radio serials, whiteness, NBC, One Man's Family, Carlton E. Morse, family sitcom

Journal Article Version

Version of Record

Published Article/Book Citation

Hayes, J. E. (2012). White Noise Performing the White, Middle-Class Family on 1930s Radio. Cinema Journal, 51(3), 97-118. https://utpress.utexas.edu/journals/cinema-journal

Rights

Copyright 2012 University of Texas Press. Posted by permission.

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