Students and laypersons alike will learn basic sociological concepts and theories in this jargonfree work. His work represents a fascinating blend of popular and contemporary culture with the keen observations of a scholar trained to assess social behavior. Used book in Good Condition. In fifteen chapters, amusingly titled after some of the show's famous incidents, he reviews what its characters teach us about ourselves and the complex society in which we live.
Seinology: The Sociology of Seinfeld #ad - Fans of seinfeld will enjoy reliving their fondest memories associated with each episode. Delaney uses excerpts from many of the now-classic episodes to illustrate key facets of social interaction.
Seinfeld and Philosophy: A Book about Everything and NothingOpen Court #ad - Act three, is it rational for george to do the opposite? and act four, such as, explores philosophical issues raised by the show, Is There Anything Wrong with That?, Untimely Meditations by the Water Cooler, discusses ethical problems of everyday life using Seinfeld as a basis. Designed for philosophers as well as readers with no particular philosophical background, the essays in this lively book are grouped into four amusing acts.
Act one looks at the four seinfeld characters through a philosophical lens and includes Jerry and Socrates: The Examined Life? Act Two examines historical philosophers from a Seinfeldian standpoint and offers Plato or Nietzsche? Time, Essence, and Eternal Recurrence in Seinfeld. Open Court. Seinfeld and philosophy also provides a guide to Seinfeld episodes and a chronological list of the philosophers cited in this book.
Simpsonology: There's a Little Bit of Springfield in All of UsPrometheus #ad - I joined the junior campers!" to which his sister, the proud, responds: "The few, Lisa, the geeky. Delaney finds many more episodes relevant to major sociological issues such as environmentalism, health, education, romance and marriage, aging, feminism, politics, and more. Guaranteed packaging. International products have separate terms, are sold from abroad and may differ from local products, and language of product, age ratings, including fit, labeling or instructions.
New. In this amusing and informative appreciation of The Simpsons, sociologist Tim Delaney looks at the many ways America's longest-running sitcom and animated TV program reflects American culture. With over four hundred episodes aired so far, delaney finds a goldmine of insights couched in parody on any number of perennial topics:• On television's influence on American culture, Krusty the Clown says, "Would it really be worth living in a world without television? I think the survivors would envy the dead.
Simpsonology: There's a Little Bit of Springfield in All of Us #ad - On new age religion, homer says, "To think, I turned to a cult for mindless happiness when I had beer all along. On the thorny issue of gun ownership and home security, "I don't have to be careful, Homer purchases a pistol at "Bloodbath and Beyond" and then tells Marge, I got a gun. On the theme of community spirit, Bart thoughtlessly signs up with a local Boy Scout troop while on a sugar rush from eating a "Super-Squishee.
The next day he realizes what he has done: "Oh, no. Students of popular culture and laypersons alike will learn basic sociological concepts and theories in a refreshing, jargon-free work that offers plenty of entertainment.