Mad Men, Mad World: Sex, Politics, Style, and the 1960s (Paperback)

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Lauren M. E. Goodlad is University Scholar, Associate Professor of English, and Director of the Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She is the author ofThe Victorian Geopolitical Aesthetic: Realism, Sovereignty, and Transnational Experience (forthcoming) and a coeditor ofGoth: Undead Subculture, also published by Duke University Press.

Lilya Kaganovsky is Associate Professor of Slavic, Comparative Literature, and Media & Cinema Studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She is the author ofHow the Soviet Man Was Unmade.

Robert A. Rushing is Associate Professor of Italian and Comparative Literature at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He is the author ofResisting Arrest: Detective Fiction and Popular Culture.

Since the show's debut in 2007, Mad Men has invited viewers to immerse themselves in the lush period settings, ruthless Madison Avenue advertising culture, and arresting characters at the center of its 1960s fictional world.Mad Men, Mad World is a comprehensive analysis of this groundbreaking TV series. Scholars from across the humanities consider the AMC drama from a fascinating array of perspectives, including fashion, history, architecture, civil rights, feminism, consumerism, art, cinema, and the serial format, as well as through theoretical frames such as critical race theory, gender, queer theory, global studies, and psychoanalysis.

In the introduction, the editors explore the show's popularity; its controversial representations of race, class, and gender; its powerful influence on aesthetics and style; and its unique use of period historicism and advertising as a way of speaking to our neoliberal moment. Mad Men, Mad World also includes an interview with Phil Abraham, an award-winningMad Men director and cinematographer. Taken together, the essays demonstrate that understandingMad Men means engaging the show not only as a reflection of the 1960s but also as a commentary on the present day.

Contributors. Michael Berube, Alexander Doty, Lauren M. E. Goodlad, Jim Hansen, Dianne Harris, Lynne Joyrich, Lilya Kaganovsky, Clarence Lang, Caroline Levine, Kent Ono, Dana Polan, Leslie Reagan, Mabel Rosenheck, Robert A. Rushing, Irene Small, Michael Szalay, Jeremy Varon

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ISBN 9780822354185
Genre PERFORMING ARTS / Television / History & Criticism
Format Paperback
Pages 421
Publisher Date 2013-03-11 00:00:00.0
Publisher Duke Univ Pr
Copyright Year 2013
Height 9.25 in
Wdth 6.0 in
Thickness 1.25 in
Unit weight 1.38 lb
Language English
Subtitle Sex, Politics, Style, and the 1960s
Audience College/higher education
Country of Origin United States

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