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The Cartoon Society: Using the Simpsons to Teach and Learn Sociology
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Keywords

Sociological Themes
Critical Thinking
Socioloical Imagination

How to Cite

Scanlan, Stephen, and Seth Feinberg. 2010. “The Cartoon Society: Using the Simpsons to Teach and Learn Sociology”. TRAILS: Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology, June. Washington DC: American Sociological Association. https://trails.asanet.org/article/view/the-cartoon-society-using-the-simpsons-to-teach-and-scanlan.

Abstract

In this paper we introduce a wonderful video resource that can enhance the undergraduate learning experience. The animated television series. The Simpsons, can be particuarly effective for illustrating sociological themes and encouraging critical thinking among todays undergraduates. Borrowing from Mills (1959), the Simpsons complements teaching...

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Subject Area(s):
Visual Sociology
Resource Type(s):
Essay
Class Level(s):
College 200
Class Size(s):
Any

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