Table of contents for The sitcom reader : America viewed and skewed / edited by Mary M. Dalton and Laura R. Linder.

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Acknowledgments
Introduction											 1
Section 1 Conventions of the Genre
1.1 Origins of the Genre: In Search of the Radio Sitcom				 20	
by David Marc			
1.2 Breaking and Entering: Transgressive Comedy on Television 			 34
by Michael V. Tueth
1.3 American Situation Comedies and the Modern Comedy of Manners 		 49
by David Pierson 	
Section 2 Reframing the Family
2.1 Who Rules the Roost?: Sitcom Family Dynamics from the Cleavers 	63
 the Osbournes 
by Judy Kutulas
2.2 From Ozzie to Ozzy: The Nonevolution of the Sitcom Family 			 77
by Laura R. Linder
2.3 Against The Organization Man: The Andy Griffith Show and the		 91
 Small Town Family Ideal 
by John O'Leary and Rick Worland 
Section 3 Gender Represented
3.1 Talking Sex: Comparison Shopping Through Female Conversation		 106
 in HBO's Sex and The City
by Sharon Marie Ross
3.2 Our Miss Brooks: Situating Gender in Teacher Sitcoms 			 120
by Mary M. Dalton	
3.3 I Love Lucy: Television and Gender in Postwar Domestic Ideology 		 135
by Lori Landay
Section 4 Race and Ethnicity
4.1 The Hidden Truths in Black Sitcoms 						 150
by Robin R. Means Coleman and Charlton D. McIlwain
4.2 Segregated Sitcoms: Institutional Causes of Disparity Among Black and 	 166
 White Comedy Images and Audiences 
by Amanda Dyanne Lotz 
4.3 Negotiated Boundaries: Production Practices and the Making of 		 182
 Representation in Julia 
by Demetria Shabazz
Section 5 Situating Sexual Orientation
5.1 Sealed with a Kiss: Heteronormative Narrative Strategies in NBC's		 198
 Will & Grace
by Denis M. Provencher
5.2 Ellen: Coming Out and Disappearing 						 215
by Valerie Peterson
5.3 Poofs--Cheesy and Other: Identity Politics as Commodity in South Park 	 231
by Karen Anijar, Hsueh-hua Vivian Chen, and Thomas Walker 
Section 6 Work and Social Class
6.1 Women, Love and Work: The Doris Day Show as Cultural Dialogue 		 245
by Phyllis Zrzavy 
6.2 "Who's In Charge Here?" Views of Media Ownership in Situation Comedies 	 261
by Paul R. Kohl
6.3 Liberated Women and New Sensitive Men: Reconstructing Gender in the	 275 
 1970s Workplace Comedies 
by Judy Kutulas 
Section 7 Implications of Ideology
7.1 Sex and the Sitcom: Gender and Genre in Millennial Television 		 289
by Christine Scodari
7.2 Cheers: Searching for the Ideal Public Sphere in the Ideal Public House 	 305
by Robert S. Brown
7.3 "It's Just a Bunch of Stuff that Happened:" The Simpsons and the Possibility 	 314
 of Postmodern Comedy 
by H. Peter Steeves
Bibliography											 328
Contributors											 356

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Comedy programs -- United States -- History and criticism.