21st Century Retro: Mad Men and 1960s America in Film and Television
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|Title Statement:||Debarchana Baruah is a cultural theorist at the American Studies department, University of Tübingen....|
transcript Verlag 2021
|Media Type:||Book, E-Book|
|Physical Description:||244; Dispersionsbindung; 148 x 224 x 18|
|Collection:||PDA Print VUB|
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.