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.
- Spring 2014
- Axinn Center 103(AXN 103)
- 7:30pm-10:25pm on Wednesday (Feb 10, 2014 to May 12, 2014)
- Joyce Mao
- Requirements Fulfilled:
- HIS NOR SOC
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