Something Ain't Kosher Here: The Rise of the 'Jewish' Sitcomby Vincent Brook
Brook (film and television, California State U. and Pierce College, Los Angeles) analyzes the development of Jewish identity and stereotypes in film, television, and specifically, in several American sitcoms with Jewish protagonists, including The Goldbergs, Will and Grace, Mad About You, and Seinfeld. Drawing in part on interviews with writers and producers, Brook assesses the presentation of Jewish identity in the sitcoms, drawing implications about its status in contemporary American society. Annotation ©2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
"By offering a savvy and sophisticated history of how television has showcased Jewish characters, Vincent Brook manages to illuminate both the permutations of Jewish status in pop culture and the openness of an inescapable medium to ethnic persistence. As a result, Something Ain't Kosher Here is a compulsively readable book."
"This is rigorous, passionate, readable television criticism."
- Rutgers University Press
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