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Deconstructing South Park : Critical Examinations of Animated Transgression.

Deconstructing South Park : Critical Examinations of Animated Transgression.

Author: Brian Cogan
Publisher: Lanham : Lexington Books Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated [distributor] Dec. 2011
Series: Critical Studies in Television Ser.
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Cogan, Brian, 1967-
Deconstructing South Park.
Lanham : Lexington Books Dec. 2011 Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated [distributor]
(DLC) 2011036024
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Cogan
ISBN: 9780739167458 0739167456
OCLC Number: 1148137707
Target Audience: Scholarly & Professional; And Up; 17
Description: 1 online resource (256 pages)
Contents: AcknowledgmentsIntroduction - Deconstructing South Park? South Park is Deconstruction! Plus, as a Bonus, Why This Book is a Bad Idea. Or as Cartman Might Ask, Aimez-vous sucer mes couilles, Monsieur Derrida?by Brian CoganPart I - Satirycon in ColoradoChapter One - From Whence Came Cartman: South Park's Satiric Lineageby Jonathan GrayChapter Two - The Brown Noise: A Roundtable Discussion on Satire and South Park, led by Eric Cartman. With Introductory Remarks by Professor SH Chaos, Pandemonium University (suburban campus), Toxic Shock, Californiaby Stephanie HammerPart II - South Park and/is/on the "Other"Chapter Three - "You Mean, I'm Not Special?" Timmy, Jimmy, and the "Double-Move" of Disability Comedy in South ParkBy Michael M. Chemers and Hioni KaramanosChapter Four - "But I'm not in the closet!" Or, "Oh My God It's George Clooney as the Voice of the Dog!" South Park, Celebrity, and Thank God Libel Laws are Not as Tough as They are in England!by Brian CoganPart III - God, the Devil, and CartmanChapter Five - Parody and Transgression: Religious Discourse in South Park by Martha Mary DaasChapter Six - The Devil Went Up to Colorado: "Satan Comedy" in South Parkby Lori SnaithChapter Seven: The South Park Apocalyptic: Smaller, Shorter, & All Cut Upby James HewitsonPart IV - Meta-Discourse and Literary HistoryChapter Eight: "The most foul of the foul words": South Park and Meta-Discourse by John-Paul StephensonChapter Nine: "I made you eat your parents!": South Park and Literary Historyby Louise Noble Part V - Matt and Trey Talk a Lot of Shit, Literally Chapter Ten - Respecting 'Authoritah': Trey Parker, Matt Stone, and Authorship in South Park and Beyondby Nick MarxChapter Eleven - The Feminine Mistook: Carnival Feminist Humor and South Parkby MJ Robinson Part VI - And Now for Something Completely Diffrient Chapter Twelve - Tweaking Art, the Art of Tweek: Aesthetic Desecration and the Politics of Possession in South Parkby David Scott Diffrient BibliographyAbout the Contributors
Series Title: Critical Studies in Television Ser.



Deconstructing South Park: Critical Examinations of Animated Transgression is an edited collection by Brian Cogan that looks at the long and controversial run of one of the most subversive programs on television. South Park, while denounced by many as simply scatological, is actually one of the most nuanced and thoughtful programs on television. The contributors to South Park reveal that, through the lens of four foul-mouthed nine year olds, Trey Parker and Matt Stone have created one of the most astute forms of social and political commentary in television history. Deconstructing South Park, itself the most ambitious deconstruction of popular culture to date, analyzes how South Park is not only entertainment, but a commentary on American culture that tackles controversial issues far beyond the depth of most television. Specifically, the medium of animated sitcom allows the show's creators to contribute to cultural conversations regarding disability studies, religion, sexuality, celebrity, and more. If South Park deconstructs American culture, then Cogan and his contributors deconstruct the deconstructionists and reveal South Park in all its hilarious and often contradictory complexity.


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