Mad Men and Politics

Mad Men and Politics

17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 Lisbet van Zoonen, Entertaining the Citizen: When Politics and Popular Culture Converge (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2005), p. 145. Denise Martin, “Matthew Weiner Talks About Mad Men's Next and Final ...

Author: Lilly J. Goren

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501306365

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

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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 the post-war period. Mad Men and Politics provides the reader with an understanding not only of the topics and issues that can be easily grasped while watching, but also contemplates our historical perspective of the 1960s as we consider it through the telescope of our current condition.
Categories: Political Science

Mad Men Mad World

Mad Men  Mad World

In this comprehensive analysis of the TV series Mad Men, scholars explore the groundbreaking drama in relation to fashion, history, architecture, civil rights, feminism, consumerism, art, cinema, and the serial format.

Author: Lauren M. E. Goodlad

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822354185

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 421

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In this comprehensive analysis of the TV series Mad Men, scholars explore the groundbreaking drama in relation to fashion, history, architecture, civil rights, feminism, consumerism, art, cinema, and the serial format.
Categories: Performing Arts

Mad Men

Mad Men

Why is their dream come true not enough? This book explores, analyses, celebrates the world of "Mad Men" in all its aspects, and includes an interview with it's Executive Producer and an episode guide.

Author: Gary R. Edgerton

Publisher: I.B. Tauris

ISBN: 085773072X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 304

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Every few years a new television program comes along to capture and express the zeitgeist. Mad Men is now that show. Since premiering in July 2007, it's won numerous awards, is syndicated across the globe, and its imprint is evident throughout contemporary culture. Series' creator Matthew Weiner, a former exec producer on The Sopranos, presents another set of compelling, complex characters. They are living out the American dream. Then why are they so unhappy? Why is their 'dream come true' not enough? Mad Men explores, analyses and celebrates this cutting edge TV drama and popular phenomenon. It also includes an interview with the show's Executive Producer Scott Hornbacher and an episode guide.
Categories: Performing Arts

Madmen at the Helm

Madmen at the Helm

Mirak-Weissbach examines the public statements, speeches, interviews and courses of actions of the five leaders in response to these challenges, and identifies patterns and similarities of behaviour.

Author: Muriel Mirak-Weissbach

Publisher: Apollo Books

ISBN: 086372454X

Category: Political Science

Page: 200

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A watershed in Arab history, the Arab spring gave young protesters the impetus to challenge established and entrenched dictatorial regimes for the first time, and to demand representative government. Mirak-Weissbach examines the public statements, speeches, interviews and courses of actions of the five leaders in response to these challenges, and identifies patterns and similarities of behaviour. She then argues that their responses illustrate their psychological inability to face reality, and their determination to cling fanatically to power in the face of revolt.
Categories: Political Science

The Universe is Indifferent

The Universe is Indifferent

In Mad Men and Philosophy: Nothing is as it Seems, edited by James B. South and Rod Carveth, 217–27. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 2010. Colton Jospehson, Rebecca. “Tomorrowland: Contemporary Visions, Past Indiscretions.” In Mad Men and Politics: ...

Author: Ann W Duncan

Publisher: ISD LLC

ISBN: 9780718847333

Category: Philosophy

Page: 426

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Centred on the lives of the employees at a Manhattan advertising firm, the television series Mad Men touches on the advertising world's unique interests in consumerist culture, materialistic desire, and the role of deception in Western capitalism. While this essay collection has a decidedly socio-historical focus, the authors use this as the starting point for philosophical, religious, and theological reflection, showing how Mad Men reveals deep truths concerning the social trends of the 1960s and deserves a significant amount of scholarly consideration. Going beyond mere reflection, the authors make deeper inquiries into what these trends say about American cultural habits, the business world within Western capitalism, and the rapid social changes that occurred during this period. From the staid and conventional early seasons to the war, assassinations, riots, and counterculture of later seasons, The Universe is Indifferent shows how social change underpins the interpersonal dramas of the characters in Mad Men.
Categories: Philosophy

Mad Men

Mad Men

In Mad Men and Working Women: Feminist Perspectives on Historical Power, Resistance and Otherness, edited by Erika Engstrom, Tracy Lucht, Jane Marcellus, ... Ferrante, Joan M. “Dante and Politics,” in Dante: Contemporary Perspectives.

Author: Sara MacDonald

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781498526975

Category: Political Science

Page: 206

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Mad Men, investigating topics including freedom, equality, consumerism and justice.
Categories: Political Science

Analyzing Mad Men

Analyzing Mad Men

The purpose of this collection is to explore many of the political and pop cultural resonances that comprise the MadMen phenomenon. Mad Men is a series that serves as a cultural barometer and challenges viewers to explore how a show ...

Author: Scott F. Stoddart

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786485253

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 284

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AMC’s episodic drama Mad Men has become a cultural phenomenon, detailing America’s preoccupation with commercialism and image in the Camelot of 1960s Kennedy-era America, while self-consciously exploring current preoccupations. The 12 critical essays in this collection offer a broad, interdisciplinary approach to this highly relevant television show, examining Mad Men as a cultural barometer for contemporary concerns with consumerism, capitalism and sexism. Topics include New Historicist parallels between the 1960s and the present day, psychoanalytical approaches to the show, the self as commodity, and the “Age of Camelot” as an “Age of Anxiety,” among others. A detailed cast list and episode guide are included. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.
Categories: Performing Arts

Mad Men Bad Men

Mad Men   Bad Men

Dark, revealing and frequently hilarious, Mad Men and Bad Men tells the story of how unelected, unaccountable men ended up informing policy - and how the British public paid the price.

Author: Sam Delaney

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571312399

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 583

From the moment Margaret Thatcher met the Saatchi brothers, elections campaigns would never be the same again. Suddenly, every aspiring PM wanted a fast-talking, sharp-thinking ad man on their team to help dazzle voters. But what were the consequences of their fixation with the snappy and simplistic? Sam Delaney embarks on a journey to expose the shocking truth behind the general election campaigns of the last four decades. Everything is here - from the man who snorted coke in Number 10 to the politician who fell in love with her own ad exec, from the fist-fights in Downing Street to the all-day champagne binges in Whitehall offices. Sam Delaney talks to the men at the heart of the battles - Alistair Campbell, Peter Mandelson, Tim Bell, Maurice Saatchi, Norman Tebbit, Neil Kinnock - and many more. Dark, revealing and frequently hilarious, Mad Men and Bad Men tells the story of how unelected, unaccountable men ended up informing policy - and how the British public paid the price.
Categories: Business & Economics

Mad Men Unzipped

Mad Men Unzipped

Some say that Mad Men is, more specifically, a cautionary tale about gender roles. In fact, when new fans first began to buzz about the show, it was the outmoded gender politics that captured the imagination of many fans.

Author: Karen E. Dill-Shackleford

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

ISBN: 9781609383770

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 183

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This is the story of the Mad Men fan phenomenon: how the show and its fans distinguished themselves in a market where it’s hard to make an impression, not unlike the driven ad execs at the center of the show. In this book, four media psychologists who also just happen to be dedicated Mad Men fans explore how the show’s viewers make meaning from fictional drama. The authors also interviewed several contemporary advertising industry professionals, getting their inside view of the business in its modern guise and what they make of the show’s vision of their past. The result is cutting-edge psychological research that crunches and codes online fan commentary to understand the ways that people use the show to debate complex social issues, from sex and alcohol to gender roles, parenting, and advertising itself. What do the 1960s mean to us today, and how well does the twenty-first century measure up against that famously turbulent decade? Which characters do fans identify with—and which ones do they love to hate? How would fans unfurl the Mad Men storylines if they were in charge? What makes a good man, and has it changed over time? How should husbands and wives treat each other, and how should parents treat their children? In answering these questions, the authors explore not just the online commentary but also Mad Men fans’ fan fiction, cosplay, cocktail making, and vintage furniture collecting. Whether tweeting as one of the main characters (or just a lowly mail clerk), setting Peggy up with the man who’ll treat her right, or figuring out just which “Mad Man” they are at heart, fans integrate the show into their lives and use it to make sense of their own choices in work, leisure, and love.
Categories: Performing Arts

Mad Men

Mad Men

Why is their dream come true not enough? This book explores, analyses, celebrates the world of "Mad Men" in all its aspects, and includes an interview with it's Executive Producer and an episode guide.

Author: Gary R. Edgerton

Publisher: I.B. Tauris

ISBN: 085773072X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 304

View: 480

Every few years a new television program comes along to capture and express the zeitgeist. Mad Men is now that show. Since premiering in July 2007, it's won numerous awards, is syndicated across the globe, and its imprint is evident throughout contemporary culture. Series' creator Matthew Weiner, a former exec producer on The Sopranos, presents another set of compelling, complex characters. They are living out the American dream. Then why are they so unhappy? Why is their 'dream come true' not enough? Mad Men explores, analyses and celebrates this cutting edge TV drama and popular phenomenon. It also includes an interview with the show's Executive Producer Scott Hornbacher and an episode guide.
Categories: Performing Arts