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The sitcom

Title
The sitcom / Jeremy G. Butler.
ISBN
9781138850941
1138850942
9781138850965
1138850969
9781315724454
Publication
New York, NY : Routledge, 2020.
Physical Description
ix, 261 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Summary
"In this new Routledge Television Guidebook, Jeremy G. Butler studies our love-hate relationship with the durable sitcom, analyzing the genre's position as a major media artefact within American culture and providing a historical overview of its evolution in the USA. Everyone loves the sitcom genre; and yet, paradoxically, everyone hates the sitcom, too. This book examines themes of gender, race, ethnicity, and the family that are always at the core of humor in our culture, tracking how those discourses are embedded in the sitcom's relatively rigid storytelling structures. Butler pays particular attention to the sitcom's position in today's post-network media landscape and sample analyses of Sex and the City, Black-ish, The Simpsons, and The Andy Griffith Show illuminate how the sitcom is infused with foundational American values. At once contemporary and reflective, The Sitcom is a must-read for students and scholars of television, comedy, and broader media studies, and a great classroom text"-- Provided by publisher.
Other formats
Online version: Butler, Jeremy G., The sitcom First. New York : Routledge, 2020.
Format
Books
Language
English
Added to Catalog
February 20, 2020
Series
Routledge television guidebooks.
Routledge television guidebooks
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
Introduction: comedy genre, humor theory
Understanding the sitcom
A critical/cultural history of the sitcom
Comedy, family, and small towns
Comedy, sex, and gender identity
Comedy, race, ethnicity, and religion
Comedy, televisuality, and convergence.
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