Deconstructing South Park

Deconstructing South Park : Critical Examinations of Animated Transgression

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Deconstructing South Park: Critical Examinations of Animated Transgression is the first book to systematically analyze the cultural phenomenon of South Park from a wide scope of theoretical approaches. Brian Cogan and the other contributors address the show from perspectives as diverse as media studies, disability studies, and literary theory to ideological analysis, deviancy studies and media studies. Deconstructing South Park represents an essential contribution to television/media studies for both academics and popular audiences more

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  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 157.48 x 231.14 x 22.86mm | 566.99g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739167456
  • 9780739167458

About Brian Cogan

Brian Cogan is associate professor in the Department of Communication Arts at Molloy College. List of Contributors: Michael Chemers; Brian Cogan; Martha Mary Daas; David Scott Diffrient; Jonathan Gray; Stephanie Hammer; James Hewitson; Hioni Karamanos; Nick Marx; Louise Noble; MJ Robinson; Lori Snaith; John-Paul Stephensonshow more

Table of contents

Acknowledgments Introduction - Deconstructing South Park? South Park is Deconstruction! Plus, as a Bonus, Why This Book is a Bad Idea. Or as Cartman Might Ask, Aimez-vous sucer mes couilles, Monsieur Derrida? by Brian Cogan Part I - Satirycon in Colorado Chapter One - From Whence Came Cartman: South Park's Satiric Lineage by Jonathan Gray Chapter Two - The Brown Noise: A Roundtable Discussion on Satire and South Park, led by Eric Cartman. With Introductory Remarks by Professor SH Chaos, Pandemonium University (suburban campus), Toxic Shock, California by Stephanie Hammer Part II - South Park and/is/on the "Other" Chapter Three - "You Mean, I'm Not Special?" Timmy, Jimmy, and the "Double-Move" of Disability Comedy in South Park By Michael M. Chemers and Hioni Karamanos Chapter Four - "But I'm not in the closet!" Or, "Oh My God It's George Clooney as the Voice of the Dog!" South Park, Celebrity, and Thank God Libel Laws are Not as Tough as They are in England! by Brian Cogan Part III - God, the Devil, and Cartman Chapter Five - Parody and Transgression: Religious Discourse in South Park by Martha Mary Daas Chapter Six - The Devil Went Up to Colorado: "Satan Comedy" in South Park by Lori Snaith Chapter Seven: The South Park Apocalyptic: Smaller, Shorter, & All Cut Up by James Hewitson Part IV - Meta-Discourse and Literary History Chapter Eight: "The most foul of the foul words": South Park and Meta-Discourse by John-Paul Stephenson Chapter Nine: "I made you eat your parents!": South Park and Literary History by Louise Noble Part V - Matt and Trey Talk a Lot of Shit, Literally Chapter Ten - Respecting 'Authoritah': Trey Parker, Matt Stone, and Authorship in South Park and Beyond by Nick Marx Chapter Eleven - The Feminine Mistook: Carnival Feminist Humor and South Park by MJ Robinson Part VI - And Now for Something Completely Diffrient Chapter Twelve - Tweaking Art, the Art of Tweek: Aesthetic Desecration and the Politics of Possession in South Park by David Scott Diffrient Bibliography About the Contributorsshow more

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