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The Sitcom (Paperback)

Author: Mills, Brett

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Even though sitcom has been a consistent staple of broadcasting the world over, rigorous academic work on it as a genre remains limited. This book examines sitcom as an industry in terms of production, audiences and texts, drawing on a range of examples and case studies in order to examine the genre's characteristics, social position, and pleasures. In highlighting this long-lasting and popular form of television, it offers insights into genre theory and explores how the comic aim of sitcom forms a central characteristic of the genre.Brett Mills takes a global view of sitcom, examining international examples as well as those produced by the more dominant British and American broadcasting industries, in order to explore the relationships between sitcom, nation, and identity. Sitcoms considered include Extras, My Family, Curb Your Enthusiasm, One Foot in the Grave, Peep Show, Summer Heights High, Popetown, and Friends.

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Publisher Edinburgh Univ Pr
Mfg Part# 9780748637522
SKU 211292380
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0748637524
Release Date 9/1/2009
Product Attributes
Book Format Paperback
Minimum Age 22
Number of Pages 0182
Publisher Edinburgh University Press
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