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HIST0395

Mad Men and Mad Women

“Mad Men and Mad Women”*
Are you a Don, a Roger, or a Pete? A Betty, a Peggy or a Joan? Using AMC's Mad Men as a visual and narrative foundation, we will examine masculinity and femininity in mid-20th century America. We will focus specifically on the connections between postwar mass communication and formation of gender roles, consumption, and cultural expectations. Our inquiry will then extend to recent discussions regarding the politics of historical representation. In addition to the television series, we will use a variety of both primary and secondary sources—including novels, magazines, sociological studies, and scholarly monographs—to achieve a multi-dimensional perspective. (Not open to students who have taken HIST 1017) 3 hrs. sem.
Subject:
History
Department:
History
Division:
Humanities
Requirements Fulfilled:
HIS NOR SOC
Equivalent Courses:
HIST1017 *

Sections

Spring 2014

HIST0395A-S14 Seminar (Mao)