The following, with a bit of editing, is a talk I gave at the American Studies Association convention in a session entitled “New York Naked: The City and Commercial Culture.” My subject, the portrayal of New York City on television sitcoms, intersects with two other important themes in the history of the medium: the rise and decline of ethnic humor and television depictions of gender.
David Marc; Comic Visions of the City: New York and the Television Sitcom. Radical History Review 1 October 1988; 1988 (42): 49–64. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/01636545-1988-42-49
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