European Political Science

, Volume 7, Issue 2, pp 153–164

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

  • Pete Woodcock

DOI: 10.1057/eps.2008.5

Cite this article as:
Woodcock, P. Eur Polit Sci (2008) 7: 153. doi:10.1057/eps.2008.5


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.


The Simpsons pedagogy media studies gender 

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© European Consortium for Political Research 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Pete Woodcock
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  1. 1.Department of Behavioural SciencesRamsden Building, The University of HuddersfieldHuddersfieldUK