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Author Pugh, Tison, author.

Title The queer fantasies of the American family sitcom / Tison Pugh.

Publication Info. New Brunswick, New Jersey : Rutgers University Press, [2018]


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Summary "The Queer Fantasies of the American Family Sitcom explores how the fantasies of genre, marketing, and children can never fully cloak the queerness lurking within the plucky families designed for American viewers' comic delight. Queer readings of family sitcoms demolish myths of yesteryear, demonstrating the illusion of American sexual innocence in television's early programs and its lasting consequences in the nation's self-construction, as they also allow fresh insights into the ways in which more recent programs negotiate new visions of sexuality while indebted to previous narrative traditions. Simply put, queer readings of America's domestic sitcoms radically unsettle the nation's simplistic vision of itself, revealing both a deeper vision of its families and of a television genre overwhelmingly dismissed as frivolous fare. Tison Pugh thoroughly explores six specific family sitcoms to illustrate how issues of sexuality intersect with other critical concerns of their respective periods and cultures"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on March 01, 2018).
This work is licensed by Knowledge Unlatched under a Creative Commons license
Subject Situation comedies (Television programs) -- United States -- History and criticism.
Homosexuality and television.
Homosexuality on television.
Sex role on television.
Television programs -- Social aspects -- United States.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Gay Studies.
Homosexuality and television. (OCoLC)fst01738020
Homosexuality on television. (OCoLC)fst00959836
Sex role on television. (OCoLC)fst01114658
Situation comedies (Television programs) (OCoLC)fst01744318
Television programs -- Social aspects. (OCoLC)fst01147057
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Society and culture : general.
Society and social sciences Society and social sciences.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
Other Form: Print version: Pugh, Tison. Queer fantasies of the American family sitcom. New Brunswick, NJ : Rutgers University Press, [2018] 9780813591728 (DLC) 2017012061
ISBN 9780813591759 (electronic bk.)
0813591759 (electronic bk.)
9780813591735 (electronic bk.)
0813591732 (electronic bk.)
9780813591728 (hardcover)
9780813591711 (paperback)
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