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Mad Men and Politics : Nostalgia and the Remaking of Modern America

By: Goren, Lilly J.
Contributor(s): Beail, Linda.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2015Description: 1 online resource (326 p.).ISBN: 9781501306372.Subject(s): Mad men (Television program) | Television programs -- Social aspects -- United States | Television programs -- United States -- History and criticismGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Mad Men and Politics : Nostalgia and the Remaking of Modern AmericaDDC classification: 791.45/72 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
FC; Half title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; Contributors; Part 1 The American Century; 1 Mad Men and Politics: Nostalgia and the Remaking of America Linda Beail and Lilly J. Goren; 2 If You Don't Like What They Are Saying, Change the Conversation: The Grifter, Don Draper, and the the Iconic American Hero Lilly J. Goren; 3 The Power Elite and Semi-Sovereign Selfhood in Post-War America Loren Goldman; 4 Cash or Credit? Sex and the Pursuit of Happiness Laurie Naranch; Part 2 Business and Identity
5 Appearances, Social Norms, and Life in Modern America: Nationalism and Patriotism in Mad Men Lawrence Heyman6 Going Groovy or Nostalgic: Mad Men and Advertising, Business, and Social Movements Kate Edenborg; Part 3 Those Seen and Not Seen, Heard and Not Heard; 7 Masculinity and its Discontents: Myth, Memory, and the Future on Mad Men Denise Witzig; 8 "You Can't Be a Man. So Don't Even Try": Femininity and Feminism in Mad Men Natalie Fuehrer Taylor; 9 Invisible Men: The Politics and Presence of Racial and Ethnic "Others" in Mad Men Linda Beail; Part 4 Conclusion
10 Tomorrowland: Contemporary Visions, Past Indiscretions Rebecca Colton JosephsonAppendix I: Products of Mad Men; Appendix II: Mad Men Episode Listings; Bibliography; Index
Summary: Mad Men, using the historical backdrop of the many events that came to demarcate the 1960s, has presented a beautifully-styled rendering of this tumultuous decade, while teasing out a number of themes that resonate throughout the show and connect to the contemporary discourses that dominate today's political landscape. The chapters of this book analyze the most important dimensions explored on the show, including issues around gender, race, prejudice, the family, generational change, the social movements of the 1960s, our understanding of America's place in the world, and the idea of work in
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FC; Half title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; Contributors; Part 1 The American Century; 1 Mad Men and Politics: Nostalgia and the Remaking of America Linda Beail and Lilly J. Goren; 2 If You Don't Like What They Are Saying, Change the Conversation: The Grifter, Don Draper, and the the Iconic American Hero Lilly J. Goren; 3 The Power Elite and Semi-Sovereign Selfhood in Post-War America Loren Goldman; 4 Cash or Credit? Sex and the Pursuit of Happiness Laurie Naranch; Part 2 Business and Identity

5 Appearances, Social Norms, and Life in Modern America: Nationalism and Patriotism in Mad Men Lawrence Heyman6 Going Groovy or Nostalgic: Mad Men and Advertising, Business, and Social Movements Kate Edenborg; Part 3 Those Seen and Not Seen, Heard and Not Heard; 7 Masculinity and its Discontents: Myth, Memory, and the Future on Mad Men Denise Witzig; 8 "You Can't Be a Man. So Don't Even Try": Femininity and Feminism in Mad Men Natalie Fuehrer Taylor; 9 Invisible Men: The Politics and Presence of Racial and Ethnic "Others" in Mad Men Linda Beail; Part 4 Conclusion

10 Tomorrowland: Contemporary Visions, Past Indiscretions Rebecca Colton JosephsonAppendix I: Products of Mad Men; Appendix II: Mad Men Episode Listings; Bibliography; Index

Mad Men, using the historical backdrop of the many events that came to demarcate the 1960s, has presented a beautifully-styled rendering of this tumultuous decade, while teasing out a number of themes that resonate throughout the show and connect to the contemporary discourses that dominate today's political landscape. The chapters of this book analyze the most important dimensions explored on the show, including issues around gender, race, prejudice, the family, generational change, the social movements of the 1960s, our understanding of America's place in the world, and the idea of work in

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Lilly J. Goren is Professor of Political Science and Global Studies at Carroll University, USA. She is the author of You've Come a Long Way, Baby: Gender, Politics and Popular Culture (2010) and co-author of Women and the White House: Gender, Popular Culture and Presidential Politics (winner of the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Susan Koppelman Award 2014). Linda Beail is Professor of Political Science and Director of the Margaret Stevenson Center for Women's Studies at Point Loma Nazarene University, USA. She is co-author of Framing Sarah Palin: Pit Bulls, Puritans, and Politics (2012).

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