Sitcom Reader America Viewed and Skewed

ISBN-10: 0791465705

ISBN-13: 9780791465707

Edition: 2005

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Book details

List price: $31.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication date: 10/6/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 353
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Conventions of the Genre
Origins of the Genre: In Search of the Radio Sitcom
Breaking and Entering: Transgressive Comedy on Television
American Situation Comedies and the Modern Comedy of Manners
Reframing the Family
Who Rules the Roost?: Sitcom Family Dynamics from the Cleavers to the Osbournes
From Ozzie to Ozzy: The Reassuring Nonevolution of the Sitcom Family
Against the Organization Man: The Andy Griffith Show and the Small-Town Family Ideal
Gender Represented
I Love Lucy: Television and Gender in Postwar Domestic Ideology
Our Miss Brooks: Situating Gender in Teacher Sitcoms
Talking Sex: Comparison Shopping through Female Conversation in HBO's Sex and the City
Race and Ethnicity
The Hidden Truths in Black Sitcoms
Segregated Sitcoms: Institutional Causes of Disparity among Black and White Comedy Images and Audiences
Negotiated Boundaries: Production Practices and the Making of Representation in Julia
Situating Sexual Orientation
Ellen: Coming Out and Disappearing
Sealed with a Kiss: Heteronormative Narrative Strategies in NBC's Will & Grace
Poofs-Cheesy and Other: Identity Politics as Commodity in South Park
Work and Social Class
Women, Love, and Work: The Doris Day Show as Cultural Dialogue
Liberated Women and New Sensitive Men: Reconstructing Gender in the 1970s Workplace Comedies
"Who's in Charge Here?": Views of Media Ownership in Situation Comedies
Implications of Ideology
Sex and the Sitcom: Gender and Genre in Millennial Television
Cheers: Searching for the Ideal Public Sphere in the Ideal Public House
"It's Just a Bunch of Stuff That Happened": The Simpsons and the Possibility of Postmodern Comedy
Bibliography
List of Contributors
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