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The Resource The queer fantasies of the American family sitcom, Tison Pugh

The queer fantasies of the American family sitcom, Tison Pugh

Label
The queer fantasies of the American family sitcom
Title
The queer fantasies of the American family sitcom
Statement of responsibility
Tison Pugh
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pugh, Tison
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1992.8.C66
LC item number
P84 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Situation comedies (Television programs)
  • Homosexuality and television
  • Homosexuality on television
  • Sex role on television
  • Television programs
  • Homosexuality and television
  • Homosexuality on television
  • Sex role on television
  • Situation comedies (Television programs)
  • Television programs
  • United States
Label
The queer fantasies of the American family sitcom, Tison Pugh
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-240) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : TV's three queer fantasies -- The queer times of Leave it to Beaver : Beaver's present, Ward's past, and June's future -- Queer innocence and kitsch nostalgia in The Brady bunch -- No sex please, we're African American : The Cosby show's queer fear of Black sexuality -- Feminism, homosexuality,a nd blue-collar perversity in Roseanne -- Allegory, queer authenticity, and marketing tween sexuality in Hannah Montana -- Conservative narratology, queer politics, and the humor of gay stereotypes in Modern family -- Conclusion : Tolstoy was wrong; or, on the queer reception of television's happy families
Control code
982431039
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
vii, 246 pages
Isbn
9780813591711
Lccn
2017012061
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)982431039
Label
The queer fantasies of the American family sitcom, Tison Pugh
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-240) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : TV's three queer fantasies -- The queer times of Leave it to Beaver : Beaver's present, Ward's past, and June's future -- Queer innocence and kitsch nostalgia in The Brady bunch -- No sex please, we're African American : The Cosby show's queer fear of Black sexuality -- Feminism, homosexuality,a nd blue-collar perversity in Roseanne -- Allegory, queer authenticity, and marketing tween sexuality in Hannah Montana -- Conservative narratology, queer politics, and the humor of gay stereotypes in Modern family -- Conclusion : Tolstoy was wrong; or, on the queer reception of television's happy families
Control code
982431039
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
vii, 246 pages
Isbn
9780813591711
Lccn
2017012061
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)982431039

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