Mad Men and Politics

few years a new television programme comes along to capture and express the
zeitgeist. Mad Men is ... that show.”26 Edgerton's book incorporates commentary
and analysis of diverse aspects of Mad Men, from the use of music, sound, and ...

Author: Lilly J. Goren

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501306365

Category: Political Science

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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.
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The Legacy of Mad Men

This is the first book to offer an analysis of Mad Men in its entirety, exploring the cyclical and episodic structure of the long form series and investigating issues of representation, power and social change.

Author: Karen McNally

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030310912

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 280

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“The Legacy of Mad Men adds significant new perspectives to the legacy of Mad Men scholarship. The authors apply theoretical perspectives that have been understudied in previous Mad Men work, chart new connections with previous media, and examine overlooked aspects of Men Men’s sound design. A concluding chapter insightfully considers how the election of Donald Trump has signaled a resurgence in the sexism, antisemitism, and racism critiqued in Mad Men.” - - Dr Jeremy Butler, Professor of Communication and Culture, University of Alabama For seven seasons, viewers worldwide watched as ad man Don Draper moved from adultery to self-discovery, secretary Peggy Olson became a take-no-prisoners businesswoman, object-of-the-gaze Joan Holloway developed a feminist consciousness, executive Roger Sterling tripped on LSD, and smarmy Pete Campbell became a surprisingly nice guy. Mad Men defined a pivotal moment for television, earning an enduring place in the medium’s history. This edited collection examines the enduringly popular television series as Mad Men still captivates audiences and scholars in its nuanced depiction of a complex decade. This is the first book to offer an analysis of Mad Men in its entirety, exploring the cyclical and episodic structure of the long form series and investigating issues of representation, power and social change. The collection establishes the show’s legacy in televisual terms, and brings it up to date through an examination of its cultural importance in the Trump era. Aimed at scholars and interested general readers, the book illustrates the ways in which Mad Men has become a cultural marker for reflecting upon contemporary television and politics.
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Mad Men

This chapter suggests that such interpretations misconstrue the depth and
character of Mad Men's engagement with the politics of the 1960s, and politics
more generally, arguing that this engagement is both considerably more
theoretically ...

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.
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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.
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Madmen at the Helm

Pathology and Politics in the Arab Spring Muriel Mirak-Weissbach ... Political
analysts from think-tanks, senior foreign correspondents and intelligence
specialists worldwide will put their own particular twist on the reasons why
Egyptian ...

Author: Muriel Mirak-Weissbach

Publisher: Garnet Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9780863724572

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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The Arab Spring was a watershed in Arab history, which gave young protesters the impetus to challenge established and entrenched dictatorial regimes for the first time, and to demand democracy. In this unique book, Muriel Mirak-Weissbach reviews specialist literature and provides a profile of the personality disorder of narcissism displayed by five leaders (Mubarak, Qaddafi, Ben Ali, Saleh and Assad), together with the related syndromes of paranoia, hysteria, and sociopathy. She argues that the responses of these leaders to the challenges they faced indicate that they were psychologically incapable of facing reality, and indeed displayed pathological symptoms in clinging fanatically to power in the face of revolt. Mirak-Weissbach considers each of the five leaders in turn, examining their behavior during the upheavals as expressed in their public statements, speeches, interviews and courses of action. Thus she identifies patterns and similarities of behavior that serve to prove that the five ''stony-faced old men in power'' displayed specific pathological personality types in their responses to the political and cultural circumstances in which they were operating. A postscript to the book widens this context by identifying two cases of narcissism in contemporary American politics: George W. Bush and Sarah Palin. This highly topical, accessible and relevant book provides a psycho-historical insight into the actions and responses of the deposed dictators, viewed from a unique clinical psychological perspective.
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Mad Men Bad Men

What Happened When British Politics Met Advertising Sam Delaney. Since 1979
every ... Ifany election campaign can ever stand as evidence of the positive
impact of political advertising, itwas that oftheTories in 1992.Notonly were they ...

Author: Sam Delaney

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571312399

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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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.
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Madmen Intellectuals and Academic Scribblers

Assuming that incentives drive people's decisions, the book matches up three key ingredients—ideas, rules, and incentives—with the characters who make political waves: madmen in authority (such as Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Margaret ...

Author: Edward J. López

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804783965

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

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Madmen, Intellectuals, and Academic Scribblers presents a simple, economic framework for understanding the systematic causes of political change. Wayne A. Leighton and Edward J. López take up three interrelated questions: Why do democracies generate policies that impose net costs on society? Why do such policies persist over long periods of time, even if they are known to be socially wasteful and better alternatives exist? And, why do certain wasteful policies eventually get repealed, while others endure? The authors examine these questions through familiar policies in contemporary American politics, but also draw on examples from around the world and throughout history. Assuming that incentives drive people's decisions, the book matches up three key ingredients—ideas, rules, and incentives—with the characters who make political waves: madmen in authority (such as Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Margaret Thatcher), intellectuals (like Jon Stewart and George Will), and academic scribblers (in the vein of Friedrich Hayek and John Maynard Keynes). Political change happens when these characters notice holes in the structure of ideas, institutions, and incentives, and then act as entrepreneurs to shake up the status quo.
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Analyzing Mad Men

A detailed cast list and episode guide are included. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

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.
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Mad Men and Philosophy

... on the Lucky Strike account in the 1960s, said about Mad Men, “The booze, the
sex, the cigarettes, the suits, the haircuts, the harassment, the office politics, the '
we own the world' attitude — even the offices — are absolutely dead-on true.

Author: Rod Carveth

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470603011

Category: Philosophy

Page: 272

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A look at the philosophical underpinnings of the hit TV show, Mad Men With its swirling cigarette smoke, martini lunches, skinny ties, and tight pencil skirts, Mad Men is unquestionably one of the most stylish, sexy, and irresistible shows on television. But the series becomes even more absorbing once you dig deeper into its portrayal of the changing social and political mores of 1960s America and explore the philosophical complexities of its key characters and themes. From Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle to John Kenneth Galbraith, Milton Friedman, and Ayn Rand, Mad Men and Philosophy brings the thinking of some of history's most powerful minds to bear on the world of Don Draper and the Sterling Cooper ad agency. You'll gain insights into a host of compelling Mad Men questions and issues, including happiness, freedom, authenticity, feminism, Don Draper's identity, and more. Takes an unprecedented look at the philosophical issues and themes behind AMC's Emmy Award-winning show, Mad Men Explores issues ranging from identity to authenticity to feminism, and more Offers new insights on your favorite Mad Men characters, themes, and storylines Mad Men and Philosophy will give Mad Men fans everywhere something new to talk about around the water cooler.
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Lovers and Madmen

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Author: Julienne Eden Busic


ISBN: 1519615027


Page: 378

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LOVERS AND MADMEN: A TRUE STORY OF PASSION, POLITICS, AND AIR PIRACY is dominated by two central themes: politics and love. Julienne Busic's memoirs take the reader through the events that shaped her life with Croatian dissident husband, Zvonko-assassination attempts, threats from the Yugoslav secret police, flights from country to country, enforced poverty and deprivation-and characterize the love that led to the greatest sacrifice of all: a sentence of life in prison for the political hijacking of a TWA jet.Less than twenty years after the Busics' desperate act, Yugoslavia broke apart in a spasm of war, and Croatia is now an independent state. The message contained in the leaflets thrown during the hijacking served as a prophecy of this disintegration and the vicious Serbian aggression, first in Croatia and Bosnia, and most recently in Albanian-populated Kosovo.Zvonko and Julienne Busic received mandatory life sentences (with parole eligibility recommended by the judge after ten years for Zvonko, and eight years for Julienne). Julienne served thirteen years in prison and was released on parole in 1989. Zvonko remained in prison until he was released in June 2009, almost thirty-two years later, from a high security unit in Terre Haute, Indiana.You can also purchase this book on Amazon:
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Dying Swans and Madmen

What Michael Rogin refers to as the “political demonology” of this era often
focused specifically on film and its industries: “Film, as HUAC investigators
understood, was an intruder. It entered the unconscious of those who watched
movies in ...

Author: Adrienne L. McLean

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813544670

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 320

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From mid-twentieth-century films such as Grand Hotel, Waterloo Bridge, and The Red Shoes to recent box-office hits including Billy Elliot, Save the Last Dance, and The Company, ballet has found its way, time and again, onto the silver screen and into the hearts of many otherwise unlikely audiences. In Dying Swans and Madmen, Adrienne L. McLean explores the curious pairing of classical and contemporary, art and entertainment, high culture and popular culture to reveal the ambivalent place that this art form occupies in American life. Drawing on examples that range from musicals to tragic melodramas, she shows how commercial films have produced an image of ballet and its artists that is associated both with joy, fulfillment, fame, and power and with sexual and mental perversity, melancholy, and death. Although ballet is still received by many with a lack of interest or outright suspicion, McLean argues that these attitudes as well as ballet's popularity and its acceptability as a way of life and a profession have often depended on what audiences first learned about it from the movies.
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Mad Men

With this volume as their guide, readers will enjoy contemplating the show’s place among the most lauded popular culture touchstones of the twenty-first century.

Author: M. Keith Booker

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442261464

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 316

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From the opening credits that feature a silhouette falling among skyscrapers, Mad Men transcended its role as a series about the Madison Avenue advertising industry to become a modern classic. For seven seasons, Mad Men asked viewers to contemplate the 1960s anew, reassessing the tumultuous era’s stance on women’s rights, race, war, politics, and family relationships that comprise the American Dream. Set in the heart of the twentieth century, the show brought to light how deeply we still are connected to that age. The result is a show that continually asks us to rethink our own families, lives, work, and ethical beliefs as we strive for a better world. In Mad Men: A Cultural History, M. Keith Booker and Bob Batchelor offer an engaging analysis of the series, providing in-depth examinations of its many themes and nostalgic portrayals of the years from Camelot to Vietnam and beyond. Highly regarded cultural scholars and critics, Booker and Batchelor examine the show in its entirety, presenting readers with a deep but accessible exploration of the series, as well as look at its larger meanings and implications. This cultural history perspective reveals Mad Men’s critical importance as a TV series, as well as its role as a tool for helping viewers understand how they are shaped by history and culture. As a showcase in America’s new “golden age of television,” Mad Men reveals the deep hold history and nostalgia have on viewers, particularly when combined with stunning visuals and intricate writing and storylines. With this volume as their guide, readers will enjoy contemplating the show’s place among the most lauded popular culture touchstones of the twenty-first century. As it engages with ideas central to the American experience—from the evolution of gender roles to family dynamics and workplace relationships—Mad Men: A Cultural History brings to life the significance of this profound yet entertaining series.
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Scrap Book on Law and Politics Men and Times

On those whose insanity is partial either in de- this question , Ray , p 260 , says—
“ Each delugree or extent ; none to a vast majority of sion alike was the offspring
of the same dethe occupants of our mad - houses ; none what- rangement , and ...

Author: George Robertson


ISBN: UCAL:B3624012

Category: Electronic book

Page: 404

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Global Politics

CHAPTER 3 Theories of Global Politics 'Mad men in authority, who hear voices in
the air, are distilling their frenzy from some academic scribbler of a few years
back.' J. M. KEYNES, The General Theory (1936) PREVIEW No one sees the ...

Author: Andrew Heywood

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137349279

Category: Political Science

Page: 616

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This revised, updated, and considerably expanded new edition provides a systematic introduction to the theory and practice of contemporary international relations. Including pedagogical features highlighting key thinkers and concepts, this text clarifies the fundamental debates and issues at stake in global political affairs.
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The Colorblind Screen

8 “Some People Just Hide in Plain Sight” Historicizing Racism in Mad Men
SARAH NILSEN Mad Men, the critically acclaimed ... of radical social and
political transformations that would ultimately have lasting impact on American
society today.

Author: Sarah E. Turner

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9781479832446

Category: Law

Page: 363

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The election of President Barack Obama signaled for many the realization of a post-racial America, a nation in which racism was no longer a defining social, cultural, and political issue. While many Americans espouse a “colorblind” racial ideology and publicly endorse the broad goals of integration and equal treatment without regard to race, in actuality this attitude serves to reify and legitimize racism and protects racial privileges by denying and minimizing the effects of systematic and institutionalized racism. In The Colorblind Screen, the contributors examine television’s role as the major discursive medium in the articulation and contestation of racialized identities in the United States. While the dominant mode of televisual racialization has shifted to a “colorblind” ideology that foregrounds racial differences in order to celebrate multicultural assimilation, the volume investigates how this practice denies the significant social, economic, and political realities and inequalities that continue to define race relations today. Focusing on such iconic figures as President Obama, LeBron James, and Oprah Winfrey, many chapters examine the ways in which race is read by television audiences and fans. Other essays focus on how visual constructions of race in dramas like 24, Sleeper Cell, and The Wanted continue to conflate Arab and Muslim identities in post-9/11 television. The volume offers an important intervention in the study of the televisual representation of race, engaging with multiple aspects of the mythologies developing around notions of a “post-racial” America and the duplicitous discursive rationale offered by the ideology of colorblindness.
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Jefferson Political Writings

The gay and thoughtless Paris is now become a furnace of Politics . All the world
is now politically mad . Men , women , children talk nothing else , & you know that
naturally they talk much , loud & warm . Society is spoilt by it , at least for those ...

Author: Thomas Jefferson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521648416

Category: History

Page: 623

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The key writings of the author of the Declaration of Independence are presented in a clear and accessible format.
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Madmen of History Sixth Edition

Gavrilo turned to books on history and politics for company, and he read
voraciously. He wanted to learn and keep learning; his curiosity was endless.
However, while he thirsted for knowledge, he was not a good student. Not only
was he ...

Author: Dr. Donald D. Hook


ISBN: 9781456623753

Category: History

Page: 289

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Published both by major U.S. houses as well as independently by the author, this book has been reissued at least every ten years since its initial appearance in 1976 by Jonathan David Publishers, Middle Village, NY. Its success has been remarkable, so much so, in fact, that schools and libraries have repeatedly had to reorder after their copies were stolen by patrons, students, and teachers! It continues to seem relevant to readers during all those years because society and government are always saddled with the same types depicted in this book. Teachers have frequently used this book as a supplementary text in history courses. The text is fast-moving, at times conversational, and never packed with dry dates and treaties and other aspects of history books that often turn off young readers. This is the first appearance of Madmen of History as an ebook, and the second ebook by the author. Read it chapter by chapter--there is no absolute order required--but avoid reading it at bedtime because you may not sleep well!
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Frank Underhill and the Politics of Ideas

As he bluntly put it: “A word to those mad men who want Germany to be punished
till she can never hold her head up again.” The country was now governed by
moderate socialists (under the constitution of the Weimar Republic), who were ...

Author: Kenneth C. Dewar

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773582613

Category: Biography & Autobiography


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Frank Underhill (1889-1971) practically invented the role of public intellectual in English Canada through his journalism, essays, teaching, and political activity. He became one of the country's most controversial figures in the middle of the twentieth century by confronting the central political issues of his time and by actively working to reform the Canadian political landscape. His propagation of socialist ideas during the Great Depression and his criticism of the British Empire and British foreign policy almost cost him his job at the University of Toronto. In Frank Underhill and the Politics of Ideas, Kenneth Dewar demonstrates how Underhill's thought evolved from his days as a student at Toronto and Oxford, to his drafting of the Regina Manifesto - the founding platform of the leftist Co-operative Commonwealth Federation - to his support of his long-time friend Lester Pearson’s Liberals in the 1960s. Not willing to be bound by partisan loyalties, his later shift toward the political centre dismayed many of his former allies. The various issues Underhill confronted, Dewar argues, were connected by the pioneering role he played as an intellectual and by his social democratic vision of politics. Dewar also reassesses Underhill’s historical work, focusing on how it differed from the new professional history practised by his younger colleagues. Intelligently written and thoroughly researched, Frank Underhill and the Politics of Ideas delivers important insights into twentieth-century political life and innumerable lessons for twenty-first century Canada.
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Actors are Madmen

Compradores were men who served as local agents and go - betweens for the
foreign businessmen and merchant ... and used his organizational talents and
position in the underworld to play high politics and become an indispensable aid
to ...

Author: Adolphe Clarence Scott

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 029908860X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 225

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A. C. Scott s first visit to China in 1946 marked the beginning of a personal involvement with that nation s people and culture that would prove singular in its intensity, intimacy, and joy. Now, more than three decades later, an eminent Western authority on Asian theatre looks back on those early years of discovery in a memoir that is at once compelling drama and vividly etched history. This is an explorer s impressions of a world which few foreigners have ever seen and a scholar s unique depiction of pre-liberation China, its society, customs, and theatre, before the final curtain fell. For anyone interested in Chinese culture, history, or drama, or intrigued by the increasingly rare genre of travelogue, Scott s achievement will prove both enjoyable and invaluable."
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International Politics

THE POLITICS OF PLUTONIUM We in America are living among madmen.
Madmen govern our affairs in the name of order and security. The chief madmen
claim the titles of general, admiral, senator, scientist, administrator, Secretary of
State, ...

Author: Frederick Lewis Schuman


ISBN: UOM:39015003860452

Category: Imperialism

Page: 1026

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