The Simpsons as a teaching tool


Knowing my fondness for The Simpsons a colleague just sent me a link to this article, ‘Teaching Sociology Seminars through The Simpsons‘. Looks great and appears to give some quite specific ideas about how to build The Simpsons into the curriculum. The article reminds me of course of Homer teaching an evening class, the above picture is of the moment when he reveals the source of his new elbow patches. I’ve often thought that there is loads of sociology in The Simpsons, the opening passage of this article provides an example (the original version of the piece had the scene transcribed in full but I was unfortunately asked to remove it due to the potential copyright risks). There is a bit more about other forms of sociological popular culture here (this one is open access).

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