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Author Reid, Jason, 1974- author

Title Get out of my room! : a history of teen bedrooms in America / Jason Reid
Published Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2017
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Description 1 online resource
Contents A little wholesome neglect -- A site of developmental significance -- Give a room a little personality -- yours! -- The sign reads "keep out" -- Rooms to a teen's tastes -- Go to your multimedia center! -- Danger! -- Just like Brian Wilson did
Summary Teenage life is tough. You're at the mercy of parents, teachers, and siblings, all of whom insist on continuing to treat you like a kid and refuse to leave you alone. So what do you do when it all gets to be too much? You retreat to your room (and maybe slam the door). Even in our era of Snapchat and hoverboards, bedrooms remain a key part of teenage life, one of the only areas where a teen can exert control and find some privacy. And while these separate bedrooms only became commonplace after World War II, the idea of the teen bedroom has been around for a long time. Jason Reid digs into the deep historical roots of the teen bedroom and its surprising cultural power
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed December 8, 2016)
Subject Bedrooms -- United States.
Teenage consumers -- United States.
Teenagers -- Conduct of life.
Teenagers -- United States -- Social conditions.
Teenagers' rooms -- United States.
United States -- Social life and customs -- 20th century.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 022640935X (electronic bk.)
9780226409351 (electronic bk.)