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Parody and taste in postwar American television culture /

by Thompson, Ethan.
Series: Routledge advances in television studies ; . no. 1 Published by : Routledge, (New York :) Physical details: x, 168 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. ISBN: 0415886384 Subject(s): Television broadcasting %Social aspects %United States. | Television broadcasting %United States %History %20th century. | Parody. | Popular culture %United States %History %20th century. Year: 2011
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Book Book AUM Main Library 302.2345 T486 (Browse Shelf) Available JBC/2011/16488

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction : the parodic impulse in the (Not-So) fabulous Fifties -- The new, sick sense: the mediation of America's health and humor at midcentury -- What, me subversive? MAD Magazine and the textual strategies and cultural politics of parody -- The parodic sensibility and the sophisticated gaze : masculinity and taste in Playboy's Penthouse -- Ernie Kovacs and the logics of television parody and electronic trickery -- Black tie, straightjacket : Oscar Levant's sick life on TV -- Conclusion : television for people who hate television?

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