This unconventional and lighthearted introduction to the ideas of the major Western philosophers examines The Simpsons TV’s favorite animated family. The writers begin with an examination of the characters.
The World According to The Simpsons: What Our Favorite TV Family Says about Life, Love, and the Pursuit of the Perfect DonutSourcebooks #ad - So sit back, relax, and explore the wisdom of Springfield and what it means for our society. What does marge say about the state of modern feminism? are we too obsessed with "Hollywood Jerk" celebrities? Are Americans as great as they think? Is Homer the new industrialized employee? Will no Simpson child be left behind?No issue is settled until the Simpsons have had their say.
And to them we say: d'oh! instead, the simpsons has become the smartest and most pointed look at the world we live in-all while becoming everyone's favorite TV family. Keslowitz fixes a serious eye on America's favorite dysfunctional cartoon crew. Larry mcshane, associated Press "An accomplished work with many insights to share.
The World According to The Simpsons: What Our Favorite TV Family Says about Life, Love, and the Pursuit of the Perfect Donut #ad - Duncan dobbelmann, PhD ". His book of d'oh is a big hit. New york daily newswhen The Simpsons premiered, many hailed it as a sign of society's decline. Or as homer might say, "Mmm. Bookalicious.
The Simpsons and Their Mathematical SecretsBloomsbury USA #ad - Simon singh, author of the bestsellers fermat's enigma, that there are so many mathematical references in the show, Futurama, The Code Book, and in its sister program, offers fascinating new insights into the celebrated television series The Simpsons: That the show drip-feeds morsels of number theory into the minds of its viewers―indeed, and Big Bang, that they could form the basis of an entire university course.
Recounting memorable episodes from "bart the genius" to "homer3, " Singh brings alive intriguing and meaningful mathematical concepts―ranging from the mathematics of pi and the paradox of infinity to the origin of numbers and the most profound outstanding problems that haunt today's generation of mathematicians.
In the process, he illuminates key moments in the history of mathematics, and introduces us to The Simpsons' brilliant writing team―the likes of David X. St martins Pr. Cohen, physics, jeff westbrook, and Stewart Burns―all of whom have various advanced degrees in mathematics, Al Jean, and other sciences.
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Seinfeld and Philosophy: A Book about Everything and NothingOpen Court #ad - Act one looks at the four seinfeld characters through a philosophical lens and includes Jerry and Socrates: The Examined Life? Act Two examines historical philosophers from a Seinfeldian standpoint and offers Plato or Nietzsche? Time, Essence, and Eternal Recurrence in Seinfeld. Open Court. Designed for philosophers as well as readers with no particular philosophical background, the essays in this lively book are grouped into four amusing acts.
. Act three, such as, explores philosophical issues raised by the show, untimely Meditations by the Water Cooler, Is it rational for George to do the opposite? And Act Four, Is There Anything Wrong with That?, discusses ethical problems of everyday life using Seinfeld as a basis. St martins Pr. Seinfeld and philosophy also provides a guide to Seinfeld episodes and a chronological list of the philosophers cited in this book.
The Psychology of the Simpsons: D'oh! Psychology of Popular Culture seriesSmart Pop #ad - Open Court. Designed to appeal to both fans of the show and students of psychology, this unique blend of science and pop culture consists of essays by professional psychologists drawn from schools and clinical practices across the country. Each essay is designed to be accessible, thoughtful, and entertaining, while providing the reader with insights into both The Simpsons and the latest in psychological thought.
Every major area of psychology is covered, while fresh views on eclectic show topics such as gambling addiction, from clinical psychology and cognition to abnormal and evolutionary psychology, Pavlovian conditioning, family therapy, and lobotomies are explored. St martins Pr. Used book in Good Condition.
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Simpsonology: There's a Little Bit of Springfield in All of UsPrometheus #ad - For more than fifteen years, the simpsons have touched upon nearly every aspect of the American social scene―from family dynamics and social mores to local customs and national institutions. Dispatch same day for order received before 12 noon. I joined the junior campers!" to which his sister, Lisa, responds: "The few, the proud, the geeky.
Delaney finds many more episodes relevant to major sociological issues such as environmentalism, aging, health, feminism, politics, education, romance and marriage, and more. In this amusing and informative appreciation of The Simpsons, sociologist Tim Delaney looks at the many ways America's longest-running sitcom and animated TV program reflects American culture.
Simpsonology: There's a Little Bit of Springfield in All of Us #ad - With over four hundred episodes aired so far, krusty the clown says, delaney finds a goldmine of insights couched in parody on any number of perennial topics:• On television's influence on American culture, "Would it really be worth living in a world without television? I think the survivors would envy the dead.
On new age religion, homer says, "To think, I turned to a cult for mindless happiness when I had beer all along. On the thorny issue of gun ownership and home security, "I don't have to be careful, Homer purchases a pistol at "Bloodbath and Beyond" and then tells Marge, I got a gun. On the theme of community spirit, Bart thoughtlessly signs up with a local Boy Scout troop while on a sugar rush from eating a "Super-Squishee.
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Used book in Good Condition. Offers readers a philosophically smart and candid approach to one of television’s most subversive and controversial shows as it enters its 17th season draws sharp parallels between the irreverent nature of South Park and the inquiring and skeptical approach of Western philosophy Journeys deep beyond the surface of the show’s scatological humor to address the perennial questions raised in South Park and the contemporary social and political issues that inspire each episode Utilizes familiar characters and episodes to illustrate such philosophical topics as moral relativism, feminism, and much more It’s a Bigger, freedom of expression, animal ethics, democracy, blasphemy, gay marriage, Longer & Uncut version of the highly acclaimed South Park and Philosophy: You Know, existential questions, I Learned Something Today―and is guaranteed to be much funnier than killing Kenny St martins Pr.
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Leaving Springfield: The Simpsons and the Possibility of Oppositional Culture Contemporary Approaches to Film and TelevisionWayne State University Press #ad - St martins Pr. Since its first appearance as a series of cartoon vignettes in 1987 and its debut as a weekly program in 1990, The Simpsons has had multiple, even contradictory, media identities. Leaving springfield will be of importance to both scholars of media and fans of the show interested in the function of satire in popular culture in general and television in particular.
Guaranteed packaging. Used book in Good Condition. Although the show has featured biting political and social satire, The Simpsons entered fully into the mainstream, which often proves fatal to mass public acceptance, consistently earning high ratings from audiences and critics alike. Leaving springfield addresses the success of The Simpsons as a corporate-manufactured show that openly and self-reflexively parodies the very consumer capitalism it simultaneously promotes.
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In spite of the longevity and high cultural profile of the show, The Simpsons has so far attracted only scattered academic attention.
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Taking South Park SeriouslyState University of New York Press #ad - Used book in Good Condition. St martins Pr. Guaranteed packaging. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. Open Court. Dispatch same day for order received before 12 noon. This book will be of interest not only to communications and cultural studies scholars, Kyle, Stan, but to anyone who has ever laughed along with Cartman, and Kenny.
However, ideas about childhood, the program also fearlessly wades into the morass of American political life as it tackles and satirizes all American sacred cows, ” the value of celebrities, including “political correctness, and the role of religion in American life. International products have separate terms, and language of product, are sold from abroad and may differ from local products, including fit, age ratings, labeling or instructions.
New. Collection of scholarly essays on the wildly popular Comedy Central show. Since it came on the air in 1997, has been criticized for its crude, South Park, Comedy Central’s top-rated animated program, scatological humor and political insensitivity. Topics covered include the pleasures of watching the show, celebrities, religion, children, South Park’s relationship to other animated programs, and the program’s representations of racial and ethnic minorities, the disabled, and education.
Taking South Park Seriously #ad - In the process, identity, south Park raises provocative and timely questions about politics, and the media’s influence in shaping American thinking. Taking south park seriously brings together scholars who explore the broader implications of South Park’s immense popularity by examining the program’s politics, aesthetics, and cultural impact.
100 Things The Simpsons Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die 100 Things...Fans Should KnowTriumph Books #ad - Most fans of the simpsons can distinguish Lenny from Carl without checking their hands. St martins Pr. International products have separate terms, and language of product, including fit, are sold from abroad and may differ from local products, age ratings, labeling or instructions. New. Used book in Good Condition.
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