Will & Grace

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Detroit : Wayne State University Press, [2023].
9780814349069, 0814349064
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136 pages ; 18 cm
Narragansett (Maury Loontjens) - Adult Non-Fiction
791.45 PUG
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Warwick Public - New Books
PN 1992.77 W49 P85 2023
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Detroit : Wayne State University Press, [2023].
9780814349069, 0814349064


Includes bibliographical references (pages 109-118) and index.
"The sitcom Will & Grace (1998-2006, 2017-20) shifted the media landscape and its treatment of queer themes by starring an openly gay protagonist, Will Truman, on primetime network television. Will, along with his best friend Grace Adler and their constant companions Jack McFarland and Karen Walker, engaged in many stereotypical sitcom shenanigans imbued with decidedly queer twists. Despite the series' groundbreaking nature, its accuracy and responsibility in representing gay men--and of queer culture in general--has been questioned throughout its initial run and reboot. Author Tison Pugh places the sitcom in its historical context of the late 1990s and early 2000s, considering how it contributed to contemporary debates concerning queer life. Will & Grace returned in the Trump era, offering viewers another chance to enjoy the companionship of these quirky yet relatable characters as they grappled with seismic shifts in the nation's political climate. Pugh demonstrates that while heralding a new age of queer representation, characters across the series were homogenized through upper-class whiteness to normalize queerness for a mainstream US audience. In negotiating protocols of network television and the desires of audiences both gay and straight, this trailblazing series remains simultaneously haunted by and liberated from longstanding queer stereotypes."--,(source of summary not specified)


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Narragansett (Maury Loontjens) - Adult Non-Fiction791.45 PUGOn Shelf
Warwick Public - New BooksPN 1992.77 W49 P85 2023On Shelf

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Pugh, T. (2023). Will & Grace . Wayne State University Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Pugh, Tison. 2023. Will & Grace. Wayne State University Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Pugh, Tison. Will & Grace Wayne State University Press, 2023.

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Pugh, Tison. Will & Grace Wayne State University Press, 2023.

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