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By Scott F. Stoddart

AMC’s episodic drama Mad Men has develop into a cultural phenomenon, detailing America’s preoccupation with commercialism and picture within the Camelot of Sixties Kennedy-era the US, whereas self-consciously exploring present preoccupations. The 12 severe essays during this assortment supply a extensive, interdisciplinary method of this hugely proper tv exhibit, analyzing Mad Men as a cultural barometer for modern issues with consumerism, capitalism and sexism. issues comprise New Historicist parallels among the Sixties and the current day, psychoanalytical techniques to the exhibit, the self as commodity, and the “Age of Camelot” as an “Age of Anxiety,” between others. a close forged record and episode consultant are included.
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