Download or read Family Guy PDF, written by and published by PediaPress. This book was released on with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read Focus On 100 Most Popular Fox Network Shows PDF, written by Wikipedia contributors and published by e-artnow sro. This book was released on with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read Trick Treat Transgress PDF, written by Sandra Danneil and published by Schüren Verlag. This book was released on 2021-09-01 with total page 316 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Simpsons are not only the world's most famous TV family; they are also the protagonists of one of the longest-lasting animation programs in US television. Over the course of the past thirty years, the yellow five from Springfield have become an indispensable part of American popular culture which still turns academics into fans and inspires fans to research the objects of their fascination. This book focuses on the Halloween Special TREEHOUSE OF HORROR, a part of THE SIMPSONS which research has largely left unnoticed. If THE SIMPSONS revolutionized how we look through television at US-American culture and society, TREEHOUSE OF HORROR has changed the way we re-member popular-culture history by way of horror traditions. This study demonstrates how Matt Groening's cartoon shows have painted a yellow archive of the digital age.
Download or read Cult Pop Culture How the Fringe Became Mainstream 3 volumes PDF, written by Bob Batchelor and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2011-12-07 with total page 736 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This three-volume collection of original essays examines cult pop culture, the often-seedy underbelly of American popular culture. • 60 essays examine cult topics based on linked subject matter • Organization by subject enables readers to quickly find what interests them most • A "Further Reading" section, including websites, films, and multimedia sources, helps readers to delve into cult pop culture topics in greater depth
Download or read How To Watch Television PDF, written by Ethan Thompson and published by NYU Press. This book was released on 2013-09-16 with total page 432 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Examines social and cultural phenomena through the lens of different television shows We all have opinions about the television shows we watch, but television criticism is about much more than simply evaluating the merits of a particular show and deeming it ‘good’ or ‘bad.’ Rather, criticism uses the close examination of a television program to explore that program’s cultural significance, creative strategies, and its place in a broader social context. How to Watch Television brings together forty original essays from today’s leading scholars on television culture, writing about the programs they care (and think) the most about. Each essay focuses on a particular television show, demonstrating one way to read the program and, through it, our media culture. The essays model how to practice media criticism in accessible language, providing critical insights through analysis—suggesting a way of looking at TV that students and interested viewers might emulate. The contributors discuss a wide range of television programs past and present, covering many formats and genres, spanning fiction and non-fiction, broadcast and cable, providing a broad representation of the programs that are likely to be covered in a media studies course. While the book primarily focuses on American television, important programs with international origins and transnational circulation are also covered. Addressing television series from the medium’s earliest days to contemporary online transformations of television, How to Watch Television is designed to engender classroom discussion among television critics of all backgrounds.
Download or read Popular Culture and the Future of Politics PDF, written by Ted Gournelos and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2009 with total page 285 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Popular Culture and the Future of Politics examines changes in popular culture and political culture in the United States, particularly in terms of progressive change. Because it provides overviews of theory along with concrete examples of politics and textual / content analyses of multiple cultural productions across media, it is ideal for courses that seek to be relevant to contemporary changes in popular culture, particularly in view of post-9/11 developments in identity politics and domestic and foreign policy.
Download or read Quote Double Quote PDF, written by Paul Ferstl and published by Rodopi. This book was released on 2014-02-01 with total page 248 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The boundary between ‘high’ culture and ‘popular’ culture is neither hermetic nor stable. A wide-spread mechanism of a reception strongly influenced by structuralism and post-modernism has led to the amplification and acceleration of cultural production between these two poles. Relying on a decidedly theoretical approach, this volume offers a broad perspective transgressing linguistic, cultural, temporal, and media borders. Reflections and perspectives on the relationship between ‘high’ and ‘popular’ culture are the subject of the thirteen articles collected here. Side by side with theoretical approaches, case studies covering classical and Heavy Metal music, TV series and pornographic films, zombies and ‘Creature Features’, philosophically infused comics and popular lexicography, professional wrestling and hypertext literature pave the way to a contemporary aesthetics.
Download or read Taking South Park Seriously PDF, written by Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock and published by State University of New York Press. This book was released on 2008-09-11 with total page 268 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Collection of scholarly essays on the wildly popular Comedy Central show.
Download or read Tragedy Plus Time PDF, written by Philip Scepanski and published by University of Texas Press. This book was released on 2021-04-06 with total page 280 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Following the most solemn moments in recent American history, comedians have tested the limits of how soon is “too soon” to joke about tragedy. Comics confront the horrifying events and shocking moments that capture national attention and probe the acceptable, or “sayable,” boundaries of expression that shape our cultural memory. In Tragedy Plus Time, Philip Scepanski examines the role of humor, particularly televised comedy, in constructing and policing group identity and memory in the wake of large-scale events. Tragedy Plus Time is the first comprehensive work to investigate tragedy-driven comedy in the aftermaths of such traumas as the JFK assassination and 9/11, as well as during the administration of Donald Trump. Focusing on the mass publicization of television comedy, Scepanski considers issues of censorship and memory construction in the ways comedians negotiate emotions, politics, war, race, and Islamophobia. Amid the media frenzy and conflicting expressions of grief following a public tragedy, comedians provoke or risk controversy to grapple publicly with national traumas that all Americans are trying to understand for themselves.
Download or read Different Bodies PDF, written by Marja Evelyn Mogk and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2013-09-20 with total page 284 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is a collection of 19 new essays by 21 different authors from the United States, the UK, Canada, Australia and India. It focuses on contemporary film and television (1989 to the present) from those countries as well as from China, Korea, Thailand and France. The essays are divided into three sections. The first and second, entitled "Disability on Screen: Critical Reflections," include critical readings of narrative film and television respectively. The third, entitled "Disability in Production and Reception: Critical Reflections," includes essays on documentaries, biopics and autobiographically-informed films, and an essay on audience reactions to a television series. The book as a whole is designed to be accessible to readers new to disability studies, while also contributing significantly to the field. An introduction provides a background in disability studies and an appendix of suggested reading in disability studies is provided.
Download or read Mental Floss The Curious Viewer Ultimate TV Trivia Quiz Book PDF, written by Mental Floss and published by Weldon Owen International. This book was released on 2022-09-06 with total page 146 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Impress your friends, family, and coworkers with fascinating facts about favorite TV shows and test your own TV trivia knowledge with dozens of challenging and entertaining quizzes. Did you know... Succession relies on “wealth consultants” to ensure authenticity on how the richest of the rich live? A fan of The Office, after recalling the episode where Steve Carell’s character arranges a (disastrous) CPR training session, successfully performed CPR on an unconscious stranger? Fraggle Rock was the first American TV series broadcast in Russia? Learn the stories behind these obscure TV tidbits and much more! With fun trivia, challenging quizzes, and log pages for your own lists, Mental Floss: The Curious Viewer Ultimate Quiz and Trivia Book will become as indispensable for your next binge-watch as your remote control. DOZENS OF FUN AND CHALLENGING QUIZZES: Test your TV knowledge with quizzes like "Two Degrees Of" your favorite celebrities, and "Match the Quote to the Simpsons Character" TRIVIA ABOUT MORE THAN 100 TV SHOWS: Get the inside scoop, fascinating facts, and mind-boggling trivia on the greatest shows from the past 20 years, from serious dramas such as Law and Order to seriously funny comedies like Ted Lasso MAKE IT YOUR OWN: Dozens of pages with fill-in lists, such as "Shows I Want to Binge" and "My Favorite TV Quotes" to "Shows I Started but Never Finished" and "My Favorite Shows of All Time"
Download or read Focus On 100 Most Popular Fictional African American People PDF, written by Wikipedia contributors and published by e-artnow sro. This book was released on with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
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Download or read South Park FAQ PDF, written by Dave Thompson and published by Hal Leonard Corporation. This book was released on 2014-08-01 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: (FAQ). There are few modern animated television shows that could survive over a decade and a half and remain as funny... or as stupid... or as sick... or as depraved... today as when they started. Even fewer can claim to cater to "mature" audiences, while their critics complain that everything about the show is immature. And fewer still where, for the first decade or so, one of the main characters was killed off every week. Then returned, no worse for wear, seven days later. That, however, is the world of South Park , and this is a book about that world. A journey through the lives, times, and catastrophes that have established the tiny mountain town of South Park, Colorado, as America's favorite dysfunctional community. A voyage into a universe where Barbra Streisand is reborn as a Japanese monster movie; where Kentucky Fried Chicken is a registered drug; where Canada is forever on a footing for war; and where we discover that even feces love Christmas. From Zebulon Pike to Chef, from Brian Boitano to Mel Gibson, from "Super Best Friends" to South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut , it's all covered in South Park FAQ . Featuring A-Z coverage of the all the characters readers have come to know and the stories behind the episodes, it also includes an episode guide and an appendix of all of the songs featured in South Park . Nothing is sacred and nobody is safe. Even physical and emotional disabilities are just another banana skin for someone to slip on, and the term "politically correct" has been translated into "oh good, you're getting annoyed." It is a place where ... you get the picture. This is not Bambi !
Download or read The Minds Behind Adventure Games PDF, written by Patrick Hickey, Jr. and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2019-12-06 with total page 236 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Featuring interviews with the creators of 31 popular video games--including Grand Theft Auto, Strider, Maximum Carnage and Pitfall--this book gives a behind-the-scenes look at the origins of some of the most enjoyable and iconic adventure games of all time. Interviewees recount the endless hours of painstaking development, the challenges of working with mega-publishers, the growth of the adventure genre, and reveal the creative processes that produced some of the industry's biggest hits, cult classics and indie successes.
Download or read Ubiquitous Listening PDF, written by Anahid Kassabian and published by University of California Press. This book was released on 2013-03-01 with total page 182 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: How does the constant presence of music in modern life—on iPods, in shops and elevators, on television—affect the way we listen? With so much of this sound, whether imposed or chosen, only partially present to us, is the act of listening degraded by such passive listening? In Ubiquitous Listening, Anahid Kassabian investigates the many sounds that surround us and argues that this ubiquity has led to different kinds of listening. Kassabian argues for a new examination of the music we do not normally hear (and by implication, that we do), one that examines the way it is used as a marketing tool and a mood modulator, and exploring the ways we engage with this music.
Download or read Introducing Philosophy Through Pop Culture PDF, written by William Irwin and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2011-11-18 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: What can South Park tell us about Socrates and the nature of evil? How does The Office help us to understand Sartre and existentialist ethics? Can Battlestar Galactica shed light on the existence of God? Introducing Philosophy Through Pop Culture uses popular culture to illustrate important philosophical concepts and the work of the major philosophers With examples from film, television, and music including South Park, The Matrix , X-Men, Batman, Harry Potter, Metallica and Lost, even the most abstract and complex philosophical ideas become easier to grasp Features key essays from across the Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture series, as well as helpful editorial material and a glossary of philosophical terms From metaphysics to epistemology; from ethics to the meaning of life, this unique introduction makes philosophy as engaging as popular culture itself Supplementary website available with teaching guides, sample materials and links to further resources at www.pop-philosophy.org