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“Odd Family Out: Closely Reading Kate & Allie’s ‘New Women’ Household”
The Journal of Popular Culture (2013)
  • Vincent L Stephens, Bucknell University
Abstract

Odd Family Out addresses the unique ways friendship operates as a form of kinship on the popular television series Kate & Allie which aired on CBS from 1984-89. The essay draws upon research on kinship and informal family networks to frame the series' innovative depiction of workable family structures--a germane topic discourse on families in the 21st century.

Keywords
  • family,
  • kinship,
  • television,
  • Kate & Allie
Publication Date
Fall August 1, 2013
Citation Information
Vincent L Stephens. "“Odd Family Out: Closely Reading Kate & Allie’s ‘New Women’ Household”" The Journal of Popular Culture Vol. 46 Iss. 4 (2013)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/vincent_stephens/8/