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A valuable addition to culture studies in academia., 31 May 2001
This book does a lot to help make The Simpsons become a recognisable and serious participant in the study of popular culture. We are introduced to many philosophers and theories that might be alien to the casual reader, but because the authors of the essays use the characters and themes from the cartoon series so well all is made clear about what sometimes can be a very dry and complicated subject. I recommend this book to anyone interested in how modern culture fits in with the more traditional subjects such as philosophy, history, and politics.