Is South Park Republican? Social and Political Attitudes in South Park

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Title:
Is South Park Republican? Social and Political Attitudes in South Park
Author:
Hiehle, Yachi
Issue Date:
May-2010
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
South Park is a hit cartoon series on a cable network, Comedy Central. Since its beginning in 1997, the program has gained high rating drawing millions of viewers each week. Many scholars are also interested in South Park and debate whether South Park has attitudes leaning towards Republican or Democrat. The purpose of this research is to conduct a pan-series analysis of South Park‟s social and political beliefs and attitudes using the ethnographic content analysis method to find out whether the underlying social and political attitudes lean towards Republican, or rather more in the middle as some scholars believe. My research shows that South Park demonstrates Republican attitudes and beliefs more frequently than it does Democratic attitudes and beliefs.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Degree Name:
B.A.
Degree Level:
bachelors
Degree Program:
Honors College; Sociology
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona

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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleIs South Park Republican? Social and Political Attitudes in South Parken_US
dc.creatorHiehle, Yachien_US
dc.contributor.authorHiehle, Yachien_US
dc.date.issued2010-05-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractSouth Park is a hit cartoon series on a cable network, Comedy Central. Since its beginning in 1997, the program has gained high rating drawing millions of viewers each week. Many scholars are also interested in South Park and debate whether South Park has attitudes leaning towards Republican or Democrat. The purpose of this research is to conduct a pan-series analysis of South Park‟s social and political beliefs and attitudes using the ethnographic content analysis method to find out whether the underlying social and political attitudes lean towards Republican, or rather more in the middle as some scholars believe. My research shows that South Park demonstrates Republican attitudes and beliefs more frequently than it does Democratic attitudes and beliefs.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen_US
thesis.degree.nameB.A.en_US
thesis.degree.levelbachelorsen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHonors Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineSociologyen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
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