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Since it came on the air in 1997, Comedy Central's top-rated animated program, South Park, has been criticized for its crude, scatological humor and political insensitivity. However, the program also fearlessly wades into the morass of American political life as it tackles and satirizes all American sacred cows, including "political correctness," the value of celebrities, ideas about childhood, and the role of religion in American life. In the process, South Park raises provocative and timely questions about politics, identity, 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. Topics covered include the pleasures of watching the show, South Park's relationship to other animated programs, and the program's representations of racial and ethnic minorities, the disabled, celebrities, children, religion, and education. This book will be of interest not only to communications and cultural studies scholars, but to anyone who has ever laughed along with Cartman, Stan, Kyle, and Kenny.

"This collection is sure to get South Park fans thinking a little deeper. The articles are both well written and readable. You know, I think I learned something today!" -- Robert Arp, editor of South Park and Philosophy: You Know, I Learned Something Today

"This book is a serious and thoughtful effort at a scholarly analysis of South Park, and it makes an important contribution in beginning a scholarly dialogue on this influential and often controversial show." -- John Alberti, author of Leaving Springfield: The Simpsons and the Possibility of Oppositional Culture

Contributors include Matt Becker, Jason Boyd, Lindsay Coleman, Michael W. DeLashmutt, Randall Fallows, Stephen Groening, Alison Halsall, Brannon Hancock, Brian L. Ott, Marc R. Plamondon, James Rennie, Robert Samuels, Damion Sturm, and Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock is Associate Professor of English at Central Michigan University and the author of several books, including The Rocky Horror Picture Show and Spectral America: Phantoms and the National Imagination. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 266 pages
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press (September 11, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0791475662
  • ISBN-13: 978-0791475669
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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1 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Carolynn S on April 7, 2013
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Husband love southpark and wanted this book. It arrived quickly and he seemed to really like it. Buy it if you like south park
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