21st Century Retro: Mad Men and 1960s America in Film and Television

Numerous contemporary televisual productions revisit the past but direct their energies towards history's non-events and anti-heroic subjectivities. Debarchana Baruah offers a vocabulary to discuss these, using Mad Men as a primary case study and supplementing the analysis with other examples from the US and around the world. She takes a fundamentally interdisciplinary approach to studying film and television, drawing from history, memory, and nostalgia discourses, and layering them with theories of intertextuality, paratexts, and actor-networks. The book's compositions style invites discussions from scholars of various fields, as well as those who are simply fans of history or of Mad Men.

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19 April 2021, 246 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8376-5721-0

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Author(s)
Debarchana Baruah
Book title
21st Century Retro: Mad Men and 1960s America in Film and Television
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
246
Features
kart., Dispersionsbindung
ISBN
978-3-8376-5721-0
DOI
10.14361/9783839457214
Commodity Group
1564
BIC-Code
DSB JFDT APT JFC
BISAC-Code
LIT004020 SOC052000 PER010030 SOC022000
THEMA-Code
DSB JBCT2 JBCC
Release date
19 April 2021
Edition
1
Topics
Kultur, Amerika, Fernsehen
Readership
Film and Television Studies, American Studies, Cultural Studies
Keywords/Tags
Retro, Mad Men, 1960s, America, Film, Television, Nostalgia, Actor-Network Theory, Culture, American Studies, Cultural Studies

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