Comic Visions: Television Comedy and American Culture

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Wiley, Oct 22, 1997 - Social Science - 240 pages
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Comic Visions, Second Edition is an update of the most influential critical history of American television comedy.
  • Most comprehensive social and critical history of American television comedy
  • Very engaging, lucid and entertaining writing style
  • Approaches social criticism without being too scholarly and pedantic

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Following his Demographic Vistas (1984), Marc continues to study the situation comedy as a major exponent of our existing social order. Isolating the sitcom from other comic forms it eclipsed on TV ... Read full review

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David Marc teaches at the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Southern California and at the Department of Film and Television, UCLA. He is a frequent contributor to The Village Voice and is the author of Demographic Vistas, Revised Edition (1996), and Bonfire of the Humanities (1995).

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