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TV Family Values

Gender, Domestic Labor, and 1980s Sitcoms

Alice Leppert (author)

ISBN: 9780813592671

Publication Date: Mar 2019

Format: Paperback

Also available as: Hardback  

During the 1980s, US television experienced a reinvigoration of the family sitcom genre. In TV Family Values, Alice Leppert focuses on the impact the decade's television shows had on middle class family structure.
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During the 1980s, U.S. television experienced a reinvigoration of the family sitcom genre. In TV Family Values, Alice Leppert focuses on the impact the decade's television shows had on middle class family structure. These sitcoms sought to appeal to upwardly mobile "career women" and were often structured around non-nuclear families and the reorganization of housework. Drawing on Foucauldian and feminist theories, Leppert examines the nature of sitcoms such as Full House, Family Ties, Growing Pains, The Cosby Show, and Who's the Boss? against the backdrop of a time period generally remembered as socially conservative and obsessed with traditional family values.
Illustrations 30 black & white images
Pages 202
Dimensions 229 x 152
Date Published 30 Mar 2019
Publisher Rutgers University Press
Subject/s Television   Media studies   Popular culture   Gender studies: women   Gender studies, gender groups  
Alice Leppert is an assistant professor of media and communication studies at Ursinus College in Collegeville, Pennsylvania.

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