By Mary M. Dalton
Offers a number of views at the sitcom style and its effect on American culture.
Despite the recognition of the sitcom, one of many oldest and such a lot ubiquitous kinds of tv programming, The Sitcom Reader is the 1st e-book to supply serious essays committed in particular to the shape. The members deal with vital themes in terms of sitcoms, corresponding to conventions of the shape, the relations, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, paintings and social category, and beliefs, they usually achieve this from a number of views, together with cultural reviews, feminist concept, queer conception, and media studies.
“The fantastic thing about … The Sitcom Reader is its versatility … numerous of the essays supply major learn right into a particular philosophy, social perspective, or style of tv sitcoms.” — Journal of Broadcasting & digital Media
“Because scenario comedy is usually a window into the tradition of the day, as a style it will be important not just as leisure yet additionally for the view it bargains of society and social periods … these conversant in the courses mentioned will revenue such a lot from this booklet, that's an immense contribution to the literature, relatively on account that an increasing number of educational classes comprise dialogue of the tradition and content material of television.” — CHOICE
"As a box of research this subject is vital. major time tv continues to be the main influential medium, assisting formulate cultural sensibilities, attitudes, values, and exams of the social international. As a style, the location comedy is among the so much well-known codecs on tv, and this publication builds on a powerful beginning in media reviews that seeks to appreciate and evaluation the social importance of those kinds. a number of the methods to this subject supply the widest variety of highbrow rigor." — Robin Andersen, writer of Consumer tradition and television Programming
"I just like the scope of the booklet and the truth that the essays are written from quite a few perspectives—theoretical, ancient, and commercial. The ebook increases an enormous important query: how has the style traditionally built their topics in terms of the dominant ideology?" — Stephen Tropiano, writer of The leading Time Closet: A background of Gays and Lesbians on TV
Contributors contain Karen Anijar, Robert S. Brown, Hsueh-hua Vivian Chen, Robin R. capability Coleman, Mary M. Dalton, Paul R. Kohl, Judy Kutulas, Lori Landay, Laura R. Linder, Amanda Dyanne Lotz, David Marc, Charlton D. McIlwain, John O'Leary, Valerie V. Peterson, David Pierson, Denis M. Provencher, Sharon Marie Ross, Christine Scodari, Demetria Rougeaux Shabazz, H. Peter Steeves, Michael V. Tueth, Thomas E. Walker, Rick Worland, and Phyllis Scrocco Zrzavy.