Critiquing the Sitcom: A Reader / Edition 1

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Overview

Choice essays on the TV sitcom lend insights into shifting cultural modes and methods for television criticism.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780815629832
  • Publisher: Syracuse University Press
  • Publication date: 12/28/2002
  • Series: The Television Ser.
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Contributors
Introduction: On the Sitcom
Pt. 1 Television in the 1940s and 1950s 1
1 Why Remember Mama? The Changing Face of a Woman's Narrative 7
2 Amos 'n' Andy and the Debate over American Racial Integration 25
3 Situation Comedy, Feminism, and Freud: Discourses of Gracie and Lucy 41
4 Returning from the Moon: Jackie Gleason and the Carnivalesque 56
5 Sitcoms and Suburbs: Positioning the 1950s Homemaker 69
Pt. 2 Television in the 1960s 87
6 The Unworthy Discourse: Situation Comedy in Television 91
7 From Gauguin to Gilligan's Island 116
8 "Is This What You Mean by Color TV?" Race, Gender, and Contested Meanings in Julia 129
Pt. 3 Television in the 1970s 151
9 The Mary Tyler Moore Show: Women at Home and at Work 155
10 I Love Laverne and Shirley: Lesbian Narratives, Queer Pleasures, and Television Sitcoms 187
Pt. 4 Television in the 1980s 209
11 Where Everybody Knows Your Name: Cheers and the Mediation of Cultures 213
12 Structuralist Analysis 1: Bill Cosby and Recoding Ethnicity 224
Pt. 5 Television in the 1990s and Beyond 247
13 Roseanne: Unruly Woman as Domestic Goddess 251
14 The Triumph of Popular Culture: Situation Comedy, Postmodernism, and The Simpsons 262
15 Sitcoms Say Good-bye: The Cultural Spectacle of Seinfeld's Last Episode 274
Notes 289
Bibliography 321
Index 339
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