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Leaving Springfield : the Simpsons and the possibility of oppositional culture

Author: John Alberti
Publisher: Detroit : Wayne State University Press, ©2004.
Series: Contemporary approaches to film and television series.
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This is a study of the television programme "The Simpsons" which focuses on the show's dual roles as subversive political satire and mainstream mass media hit. It addresses the show's success as a  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Alberti
ISBN: 0814328490 9780814328491 0814328482 9780814328484
OCLC Number: 51323494
Description: xxxii, 344 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: "Use a pen, Sideshow Bob": the Simpsons and the threat of high culture / David L.G. Arnold --
Commodity culture and its discontents: Mr. Bennett, Bart Simpson, and the rhetoric of modernism / Kurt M. Koenigsberger --
The Simpsons and Hanna-Barbera's animation legacy / Megan Mullen --
Countercultural literacy: learning irony with the Simpsons / Kevin J.H. Dettmar --
Homer erectus: Homer Simpson as everyman ... and every woman / Valerie Weilunn Chow --
Who wants candy? Disenchantment in the Simpsons / Robert Sloane --
Myth or consequences: ideological fault lines in the Simpsons / Vincent Brook --
"So television's responsible!": oppositionality and the interpretive logic of satire and censorship in the Simpsons and South Park / William J. Savage, Jr. --
Looking for Amanda Hugginkiss: gay life on the Simpsons / Matthew Henry --
Releasing the hounds: the Simpsons as anti-nuclear satire / Mick Broderick --
Local satire with a global reach: ethnic stereotyping and cross-cultural conflicts in the Simpsons / Duncan Stuart Beard --
Bart Simpson: prince of irreverence / Douglass Rushkoff.
Series Title: Contemporary approaches to film and television series.
Responsibility: edited by John Alberti.

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