Works Cited

Works Cited

Clyman, J. (2010, April 11). The Dynamics of a “Modern Family”. Retrieved April 17, 2017, from www.psychologytoday.com/blog/reel-therapy/201004/the-dynamics-modern-family     < Lies out the his analysis of the families. From a psychologist’s perspective, Clyman breaks the sociodynamics of the show up into how each family is structured, and explains and analyzes their actions in the show to back his points up. Well structured, and makes use of pathos, logos, and ethos. Just a good topic specific website to have. >

 

Feiler, B. (2011, January 22). What ‘Modern Family’ Says About Modern Families. Retrieved April 17, 2017, from http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/23/fashion/23THISLIFE.html         < A journal article on the show Modern Family, and how it connects as an exaggeration of the families we see every day. Also points out some of the tongue in cheek jokes that the show will make. The article is well articulated, well written, and comes from a reputable source – the New York Times. Useful for drawing comparisons between the primary source material and real life.  >

 

Rizzo, C. (2015). Funny Now, but Will It Play in 2035?. Variety, 54.                                                          < A periodical on the jokes that they make in mainstream media, and what thought goes into them. Includes an interview with the author of the show. Quality of the source is somewhat solid – Variety tends to be more like a entertainment tabloid magazine. However, the information included inside is useful, as it helps me to help set up inspiration and explanation for the jokes and the actions in the show.  >

 

Kellogg, A. (2014). Closeted Channels: Trends of Sexual-Minority Characters on Primetime Television. < Another periodical which takes a look at not only Modern Family, but two other shows that were in production at the same time and compares them. This one comes from a student from Ohio University, so his paper is free for anyone to look at. Also, this one is more useful than the last, because I can set up not only arguments from this person’s, but can explore the conclusions and the comparisons that they draw as well. >