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Sitcom - (Routledge Television Guidebooks) by Jeremy G. Butler (Paperback)

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In this new Routledge Television Guidebook, Butler analyzes the sitcom's position as a major media artefact within American culture and will provide a historical overview of the genre as it has evolved in the US. Butler examines discourses of gender, race, ethnicity, class, and sexual orientation that are ever always at the core of humor in our culture and interprets how those discourses are embedded in television’s relatively rigid narrative structures. The book is organized around the sub-genres through which the sitcom has cycled: for example, the rural sitcom, the workplace sitcom, the family sitcom, the "ethnic" sitcom, and so on, giving students and scholars alike a solid overview of TV comedy.

Number of Pages: 224 p. ;
Genre: Social Science
Sub-Genre: Media Studies
Series Title: Routledge Television Guidebooks
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Author: Jeremy G. Butler
Language: English
Street Date: January 3, 2021
TCIN: 51690471
UPC: 9781138850965
Item Number (DPCI): 248-28-6112
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