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AbstractThis edited collection examines the enduringly popular television series as Mad Men still captivates audiences and scholars in its nuanced depiction of a complex decade. This is the first book to offer an analysis of Mad Men in its entirety, exploring the cyclical and episodic structure of the long form series and investigating issues of representation, power and social change. The collection establishes the show’s legacy in televisual terms, and brings it up to date through an examination of its cultural importance in the Trump era. Aimed at scholars and interested general readers, the book illustrates the ways in which Mad Men has become a cultural marker for reflecting upon contemporary television and politics.
CitationMcNally, K., and Forde, T. (2019) 'Afterword: Reading mad men in the era of Trump.' In McNally, K., Marcellus, J., Forde, T., and Fairclough, K. 'The legacy of mad men: Cultural history, intermediality and American television'. London: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 251-262.