Closures : heterosexuality and the American sitcom
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Durham : Duke University Press, 2024.
ISBN
9781478030140, 9781478025894
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volumes cm
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Bristol (Rogers Free) - Adult New Books
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Published
Durham : Duke University Press, 2024.
Format
Book
Street Date
2403
Language
English
ISBN
9781478030140, 9781478025894

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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"Closures surveys the seven-decade history of the American sitcom from the perspective of trans theory. With detailed close readings of shows from The Mary Tyler Moore Show to Who's the Boss to Third Rock from the Sun, Friends, BoJack Horseman, The Office, and others, Grace E. Lavery highlights the centrality of the blended family narrative that situates the family as a perpetually incomplete project as well as the weakening of social ties as the sitcom evolves from a family setting to a friendship group to a workplace setting. The book's title refers to how episodic narrative closure in the serialized sitcom paradoxically requires a continual reopening of the stable family, disrupting the traditional finality of the comedic marriage plot. In this way, the sitcom character, operating in a situation of endless becoming, is rendered structurally trans"--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Lavery, G. E. (2024). Closures: heterosexuality and the American sitcom . Duke University Press.

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

Lavery, Grace E.. 2024. Closures: Heterosexuality and the American Sitcom. Duke University Press.

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

Lavery, Grace E.. Closures: Heterosexuality and the American Sitcom Duke University Press, 2024.

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Lavery, Grace E.. Closures: Heterosexuality and the American Sitcom Duke University Press, 2024.

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