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Week6_sum - Uyen Pham CAT 3 WEEK 6 READING SUMMARIES I-...

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Uyen Pham CAT 3 WEEK 6 READING SUMMARIES I- Mister Sparkle Meets the Yakuza While animation has typically been dismissed as "cartoons" for children, The Simpsons manages to appeal to both high and low culture, with a combination of sharp intellectual wit and vulgar humor. Various researchers have made use of the aspects of the show to illuminate their own area of study. Dobson writes about the treatment of Japan and Japanese across multiple episodes. Many, especially in Japan, have seen the Simpsons' depiction of Japanese as ignorant racist and stereotyping (though the writers do not limit such depictions to just Japan, but have taken shots at a large variety of cultures). Dobson differs, claiming the show is a version of Bhaktinian "carnival" where extreme ridicule and irony are provided as a means to "let of steam" in addition to providing insight through parody. Such an argument is supported by evidence that the writers of the show do a substantial amount of research on the subjects they make fun of.
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