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Mad men and philosophy : nothing is as it seems

Author: Rod Carveth; James B South
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, ©2010.
Series: Blackwell philosophy and popculture series.
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This collection of essays takes an unprecedented look at the philosophical issues and themes behind AMC's Emmy Award-winning show, Mad Men, exploring issues ranging from identity to authenticity to feminism, and more.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rod Carveth; James B South
ISBN: 9780470603017 0470603011
OCLC Number: 471799585
Description: x, 262 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: People may see things differently, but they don't really want to : Mad men and problems of knowledge and freedom --
What fools we were : Mad men, hindsight, and justification / Landon W. Schurtz --
People want to be told what to do so badly that they'll listen to anyone : mimetic madness at Sterling Cooper / George A. Dunn --
Capitalism and freedom in the affluent society / Kevin Guilfoy --
There is no big lie, there is no system, the universe is indifferent : Mad men and the problem of meaning --
Pete, Peggy, Don and the dialectic of remembering and forgetting / John Fritz --
The existential void of Roger Sterling / Raymond Angelo Belliotti --
Egoless egoists : the second-hand lives of Mad men / Robert White --
An existential look at Mad men : Don Draper, advertising, and the promise of happiness / Ada Jaarsma --
And you know what happiness is? Mad men and ethics --
In on it: honesty, respect, and the ethics of advertising / Andreja Novakovic and Tyler Whitney --
Creating the need for the new : It's not the wheel, it's the carousel / George Teschner and Gabrielle Teschner --
You're looking in the wrong direction : Mad men and the ethics of advertising / Adam Barkman --
Is Don Draper a good man? / Andrew Terjesen --
Don Draper, on how to make oneself (whole again) / John Elia --
No one else is saying the right thing about this : Mad men and social philosophy --
And nobody understands that, but you do : the Aristotelian ideal of friendship among the Mad men (and women) / Abigail E. Myers --
Mad women : Aristotle, second wave feminism, and the women of Mad men / Ashley Jihee Barkman --
We've got bigger problems to worry about than TV, O.K.? Mad men and race / Rod Carveth --
New York City is a marvelous machine : Mad men and the power of social convention / James B. South.
Series Title: Blackwell philosophy and popculture series.
Responsibility: edited by Rod Carveth and James B. South.

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