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Gender, Politicians and Public Health: Using The Simpsons to Teach Politics

Woodcock, Pete (2008) Gender, Politicians and Public Health: Using The Simpsons to Teach Politics. European Political Science, 7 (2). pp. 153-164. ISSN 1680-4333

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Abstract

The creators of The Simpsons have constructed a model of society, one which due to the show's longevity and popularity can be used by the teacher of politics to illustrate key points of the curriculum. This article suggests three such uses of The Simpsons, namely the depiction of gender in society, the nature of politicians, and what can and cannot be banned with regard to public health.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
L Education > L Education (General)
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1993 Motion Pictures
Schools: School of Human and Health Sciences
School of Human and Health Sciences > Centre for Research in the Social Sciences
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Depositing User: Sara Taylor
Date Deposited: 08 Feb 2011 12:23
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2011 15:33
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/9511

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