Event Title

Welcome to Homerica”: The Representation of Immigration Issues and the U.S.-Mexico Border Fence in American Anima

Speaker

Julie Dufort

Streaming Media

Description

This presentation shows that four American animated television series, The Simpsons, Family Guy, South Park and American Dad!, are more than mere entertainment and contain political discourses on undocumented immigration and the building of a fence along the US-Mexico border. Relying on Daniel Licensors categorization of the main US currents of thought on immigration, we proceed to a qualitative content and discourse analysis to show how most of these four series valorize liberal views on immigration.

About the Lecturer: Julie Dufort, Ph.D. student in Political Science, University of Quebec at Montreal; Visiting assistant professor at Western Washington University.

Document Type

Event

Start Date

29-5-2013 12:00 PM

End Date

29-5-2013 1:00 PM

Location

Fairhaven College Auditorium

Resource Type

Moving image

Title of Series

World Issues Forum

Genre/Form

lectures

Contributing Repository

Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies

Keywords

Undocumented immigration, Political discourse, American animated television series

Rights

This resources is displayed for educational purposes only and may be subject to U.S. and international copyright laws.

Language

English

Format

video/mp4

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May 29th, 12:00 PM May 29th, 1:00 PM

Welcome to Homerica”: The Representation of Immigration Issues and the U.S.-Mexico Border Fence in American Anima

Fairhaven College Auditorium

This presentation shows that four American animated television series, The Simpsons, Family Guy, South Park and American Dad!, are more than mere entertainment and contain political discourses on undocumented immigration and the building of a fence along the US-Mexico border. Relying on Daniel Licensors categorization of the main US currents of thought on immigration, we proceed to a qualitative content and discourse analysis to show how most of these four series valorize liberal views on immigration.

About the Lecturer: Julie Dufort, Ph.D. student in Political Science, University of Quebec at Montreal; Visiting assistant professor at Western Washington University.