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Simpsons, Satire, and American Culture (Reprint) (Paperback) (Matthew A. Henry)

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How is The Simpsons a satirical artwork engaged with important social, political, and cultural issues? 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 the nuclear family sitcom, and the history of the Fox Television network, this book explores American culture thematically, examining how the show satirically engages with issues of race and ethnicity, national identity, gender and sexuality, social and economic class, and religion.

How is The Simpsons a satirical artwork engaged with important social, political, and cultural issues? 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 the nuclear family sitcom, and the history of the Fox Television network, this book explores American culture thematically, examining how the show satirically engages with issues of race and ethnicity, national identity, gender and sexuality, social and economic class, and religion.

Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 296
Genre: Art, Humor, Performing Arts
Sub-Genre: Television / General, General
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Author: Matthew A. Henry
Language: English
Street Date: November 6, 2014
TCIN: 16497848
UPC: 9781137471789
Item Number (DPCI): 247-34-9252
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