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ERIC Number: EJ268129
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1982
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Allocating Happiness: TV Families and Social Class.
Thomas, Sari; Callahan, Brian P.
Journal of Communication, v32 n3 p184-90 Sum 1982
Investigated television's role in disseminating the myth of the "happy poor," a device central in limiting social mobility to preserve the status quo. Found that television supports the myth in that working-class television families generally enjoy stronger interpersonal harmony, more agreeable personalities, greater felicity, and better problem outcomes than their upper-class counterparts. (PD)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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