Leaving Springfield: The Simpsons and the Possibility of Oppositional Culture / Edition 1

Leaving Springfield: The Simpsons and the Possibility of Oppositional Culture / Edition 1

by David L. G. Arnold
     
 

A study of the landmark television program The Simpsons which focuses on the show’s dual roles as subversive political satire and mainstream mass media hit.See more details below

Overview

A study of the landmark television program The Simpsons which focuses on the show’s dual roles as subversive political satire and mainstream mass media hit.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814328491
Publisher:
Wayne State University Press
Publication date:
12/28/2003
Series:
Contemporary Approaches to Film and Media Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
862,909
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.79(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
"Use a Pen, Sideshow Bob": The Simpsons and the Threat of High Culture1
Commodity Culture and Its Discontents: Mr. Bennett, Bart Simpson, and the Rhetoric of Modernism29
The Simpsons and Hanna-Barbera's Animation Legacy63
Countercultural Literacy: Learning Irony with The Simpsons85
Homer Erectus: Homer Simpson As Everyman ... and Every Woman107
Who Wants Candy? Disenchantment in The Simpsons137
Myth or Consequences: Ideological Fault Lines in The Simpsons172
"So Television's Responsible!": Oppositionality and the Interpretive Logic of Satire and Censorship in The Simpsons and South Park197
Looking for Amanda Hugginkiss: Gay Life on The Simpsons225
Releasing the Hounds: The Simpsons As Anti-Nuclear Satire244
Local Satire with a Global Reach: Ethnic Stereotyping and Cross-Cultural Conflicts in The Simpsons273
Bart Simpson: Prince of Irreverence292
List of Episodes Cited303
The Simpsons Complete Episode Guide, Season 1-13309
About the Contributors327
Index331

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