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Title Homer Simpson marches on Washington : dissent through American popular culture / edited by Timothy M. Dale and Joseph J. Foy ; foreword by Kate Mulgrew
Published Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 306 pages) : illustrations
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Contents The revolution Is being televised: the case for popular culture as public sphere / Timothy M. Dale -- The Daily Show and the politics of truth / Jamie Warner -- Mr. Smith goes to the movies: images of dissent in American cinema / Beth Wielde Heidelberg, David Schultz -- The truth is still out there: The X-files and 9/11 / Paul A. Cantor -- Unpacking the House: images of heroism against the regulatory state / Sara R. Jordan, Phillip W. Gray -- "I learned prison is a bad place to be": 25th hour and reimagining incarceration / Peter Caster -- Riveted to Rosie: O'Donnell's queer politics and controversial antics on ABC's The View / Katherine Lehman -- "Gabbin' about God": religion, secularity, and satire on The Simpsons / Matthew Henry -- It came from planet earth: eco-horror and the politics of postenvironmentalism in The Happening / Joseph J. Foy -- Raising the red flag: culture, labor, and the left, 1880-1920 / Jeffrey A. Johnson -- Iraq is Arabic for Vietnam: the evolution of protest songs in popular music from Vietnam to Iraq / Jerry Rodnitzky -- Hip-hop and representin': power, voice, and identity / Tanji Gilliam -- "Things in this country are gonna change pretty fast": dissent, mobilization, and the politics of Jericho / Isabel Pinedo -- It's not funny 'cause it's true: the mainstream media's response to media satire in the Bush years / Carl Bergetz -- Gender, the final frontier: revisiting Star Trek: the next generation / Diana M.A. ReIke
Summary The Simpsons questions what is culturally acceptable, showcasing controversial issues like homosexuality, animal rights, the war on terror, and religion. This subtle form of political analysis is effective in changing opinions and attitudes on a large scale. Homer Simpson Marches on Washington explores the transformative power that enables popular culture to influence political agendas, frame the consciousness of audiences, and create profound shifts in values and ideals. To investigate the full spectrum of popular culture in a democratic society, editors Timothy M. Dale and Joseph J. Foy gathe
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Conformity -- United States.
Popular culture -- Political aspects -- United States.
Social change -- United States.
Form Electronic book
Author Dale, Timothy
Foy, Joseph J.
LC no. 2009044736
ISBN 0813139708 (electronic bk.)
0813173752 (electronic bk.)
9780813139708 (electronic bk.)
9780813173757 (electronic bk.)
(hc : alk. paper)