Seinology: The Sociology of Seinfeld

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Prometheus Books, 2006 - Performing Arts - 304 pages
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Sociologist and avid Seinfeld fan, Tim Delaney explores what sociologists and all interested readers can learn about themselves and their society from this tremendously popular sitcom. His work represents a fascinating blend of popular and contemporary culture with the keen observations of a scholar trained to assess social behavior. Delaney uses excerpts from many of the now-classic episodes to illustrate key facets of social interaction. In fifteen chapters, amusingly titled after some of the show's famous incidents, he reviews what its characters teach us about ourselves and the complex society in which we live.

Fans of Seinfeld will enjoy reliving their fondest memories associated with each episode. Students and laypersons alike will learn basic sociological concepts and theories in this jargonfree work. Seinology provides Seinfeld fans an opportunity to view this brilliant television show through the sociologist's well-trained eye.

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“Seinology” was a major disappointment and was perhaps one of the worst books I’ve read in years. Unless you’re Mary Roach, using humor to explain science usually doesn’t work. “Seinology” is no ... Read full review

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I'm a fan of Seinfeld and wanted to explain sociology to my social science and sociology students. This was the way to go. Humor makes it easier! Read full review

Contents

About the Author
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It Is Important
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About the author (2006)

Tim Delaney is assistant professor of sociology at the State University of New York at Oswego.

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