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The Simpsons, satire, and American culture

Author: Matthew A Henry
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Palgrave Macmillan paperback editionView all editions and formats
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"How is The Simpsons a satirical artwork engaged with important social, political, and cultural issues? Matthew A. Henry offers the first comprehensive understanding of the show as a satire and explores the ways in which The Simpsons participates in the so-called 'culture war' debates taking place in American society. Situating The Simpsons within the framework of satirical humor in American media, the tradition of  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew A Henry
ISBN: 9781137471789 1137471786 1137027789 9781137027788
OCLC Number: 881859368
Description: xi, 296 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: "Entertain and subvert": Fox Television, satirical comedy, and The Simpsons --
"You're an American now": race, ethnicity, and nationality on The Simpsons --
"Don't ask me, I'm just a girl": feminism, female identity, and The Simpsons --
"The whole world's gone gay!": gay identity, queer culture, and The Simpsons --
"Upper-lower-middle-class types": socioeconomic class on The Simpsons --
Gabbin' about God: religiosity and secularity on The Simpsons --
Conclusion: American culture, satire and The Simpsons.
Responsibility: Matthew A. Henry.

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How is The Simpsons a satirical artwork engaged with important social, political, and cultural issues? In time for the twenty-fifth anniversary, Henry offers the first comprehensive understanding of  Read more...

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