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The Resource Drawn to the gods : religion and humor in The Simpsons, South Park, and Family guy, David Feltmate

Drawn to the gods : religion and humor in The Simpsons, South Park, and Family guy, David Feltmate

Label
Drawn to the gods : religion and humor in The Simpsons, South Park, and Family guy
Title
Drawn to the gods
Title remainder
religion and humor in The Simpsons, South Park, and Family guy
Statement of responsibility
David Feltmate
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Drawing on the worldviews put forth by three wildly popular animated shows--The Simpsons, South Park, and Family Guy--David Feltmate demonstrates how ideas about religion's proper place in American society are communicated through comedy. The book includes discussion of a wide range of American religions, including Protestant and Catholic Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, Native American Religions, New Religious Movements, Spirituality, Hinduism, and Atheism. Along the way, readers are shown that jokes about religion are influential tools for teaching viewers how to interpret and judge religious people and institutions. Feltmate, develops a picture of how each show understands and communicates what constitutes good religious practice as well as which traditions they seek to exclude on the basis of race and ethnicity, stupidity, or danger. From Homer Simpson's spiritual journey during a chili-pepper induced hallucination to South Park's boxing match between Jesus and Satan to Peter Griffin's worship of the Fonz, each show uses humor to convey a broader commentary about the role of religion in public life. Through this examination, an understanding of what it means to each program to be a good religious American becomes clear. Drawn to the Gods is a book that both fans and scholars will enjoy as they expose the significance of religious satire in these iconic television programs--
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Assigning source
From publisher's website
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Feltmate, David
Dewey number
791.45/6
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1992.8.R45
LC item number
F45 2017eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Religion on television
  • Television broadcasting
  • Animated television programs
  • United States
  • Popular culture
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Animated television programs
  • Popular culture
  • Religion
  • Religion on television
  • Television broadcasting
  • United States
Label
Drawn to the gods : religion and humor in The Simpsons, South Park, and Family guy, David Feltmate
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Sacred centers -- The difference race makes: Native American Religions, Hinduism, and Judaism -- American Christianity, part 1: backwards neighbors -- American Christianity, part 2: American Christianities as dangerous threats -- Stigma, stupidity, and exclusion: "cults" and Muslims -- List of episodes referenced
Control code
975272037
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781479859184
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1ggjzqx
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)975272037
Label
Drawn to the gods : religion and humor in The Simpsons, South Park, and Family guy, David Feltmate
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Sacred centers -- The difference race makes: Native American Religions, Hinduism, and Judaism -- American Christianity, part 1: backwards neighbors -- American Christianity, part 2: American Christianities as dangerous threats -- Stigma, stupidity, and exclusion: "cults" and Muslims -- List of episodes referenced
Control code
975272037
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781479859184
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1ggjzqx
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)975272037

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