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The deep end of South Park : critical essays on television's shocking cartoon series

Author: Leslie Stratyner; James R Keller
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2009.
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"South Park is a socially significant satire. This volume explores the popularity and cultural relevance of South Park and its place as an artistically and politically worthy satire. Among the topics explored are the show's parody of the processes of manufacturing political consent; the interrogation of anti-tobacco legislation; and seemingly irreverent and dismissive treatment of environmentalism"--Provided by  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leslie Stratyner; James R Keller
ISBN: 9780786443079 0786443073
OCLC Number: 297413667
Description: vi, 198 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction: an unofficial explanation and brief history of South Park / Leslie Stratyner and James R. Keller --
Kierkegaard, contradiction, and South Park: the jester's view of religion / Lori Lipoma --
Truthiness and consequences: Chewbacca and the defense of political perfection / Richard Johnston and David McAvoy --
"Yon fart doth smell of elderberries sweet": South Park and Shakespeare / Anne Gossage --
Bloody mayhem 7, life lessons 0: the depiction of youth sports / Katharine Kittredge --
Miss information: consumer excess, health care and historical guilt in "Cherokee hair tampons" / Jolene Armstrong --
Facts, fatsos, and fascism: South Park's interrogation of anti-tobacco legislation / Brennan M. Thomas --
Bridging the cultural divide: moderation and tolerance of GLBT communities / Bradley Evans --
A carnival in the rainforest: familiarizing environmental rhetoric / Deidre Pike --
Canada and Saddam in South Park: Aboot Allah / Daniel Keyes --
"Yes I am, cartman!": Kyle Broflovski's cool Judaism / Kenneth R. Morefield --
"Among school children": Lacan and the South Park felt board lesson set / James R. Keller.
Responsibility: edited by Leslie Stratyner and James R. Keller.

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No American television show has been vilified as has "Comedy Central's South Park". This book explores the popularity and cultural relevance of "South Park" and its place as an artistically and  Read more...

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