The Legacy of Mad Men

Cultural History, Intermediality and American Television

Editors: McNally, K., Marcellus, J., Forde, T., Fairclough, K. (Eds.)

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  • Marks the first volume to explore the television show in its entirety, including the final season
  • Explores Mad Men from a contemporary perspective
  • Considers new areas of interest, such as intermediality
  • Examines the cultural importance of the show in the Trump era 
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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.  


About the authors

Karen McNally is Senior Lecturer in Film and Television Studies at London Metropolitan University, UK and has published on stardom, gender and race in Hollywood Cinema.

Jane Marcellus is Professor of Media History and Cultural Studies at Middle Tennessee State University, USA and has published on feminism and media history, with a focus on the representation of employed women.

Teresa Forde is Senior Lecturer in Film and Media at the University of Derby, UK and has published on gender, science fiction, soundtracks and memory.

Kirsty Fairclough is Associate Dean: Research and Innovation at the University of Salford, UK and has published on race, gender, popular music and celebrity.




             


Table of contents (17 chapters)

Table of contents (17 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-31091-2
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Hardcover $119.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-030-31090-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Legacy of Mad Men
Book Subtitle
Cultural History, Intermediality and American Television
Editors
  • Karen McNally
  • Jane Marcellus
  • Teresa Forde
  • Kirsty Fairclough
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-31091-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-31091-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-31090-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 280
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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