Updated 05/08/2015 amst comps exam topical reading list suburbia in america



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AMST COMPS EXAM TOPICAL READING LIST – SUBURBIA IN AMERICA
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Crabgrass Frontier, K. Jackson

Picture Windows, R. Baxandall and E. Ewen

Places of Their Own, A. Wiese

Privatopia, E. McKenzie

Bowling Alone, R. Putnam (chs. 1 and 12)

“Bold New City or Built Up ‘Burb? Redefining Contemporary Suburbia,” American Quarterly 46:1 (Mar 1994), pp. 1-30.



The Feminine Mystique, B. Friedan (chs. 2, 10-12)

[2 of 4 minimum, best to read as much of all]



My Blue Heaven, B. Nicolaides

Expanding the American Dream, B. Kelly

Down the Asphalt Path, C. McShane

SuburbiaNation, R. Bueka

Films
[at least 2]

The Ice Storm

Pleasantville

Edward Scissorhands

The Swimmer



The Graduate
Novels
[at least 1]

Little Children (T. Perrotta)

Revolutionary Road (R. Yates)

The Stepford Wives (I. Levin)


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