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The Universe is Indifferent: Theology, Philosophy, and Mad Men

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Centred on the lives of the employees at a Manhattan advertising firm, the television series Mad Men touches on the advertising world’s unique interests in consumerist culture, materialistic desire, and the role of deception in Western capitalism. While this essay collection has a decidedly socio-historical focus, the authors use this as the starting point for philosophical, religious, and theological reflection, showing how Mad Men reveals deep truths concerning the social trends of the 1960s and deserves a significant amount of scholarly consideration. Going beyond mere reflection, the authors make deeper inquiries into what these trends say about American cultural habits, the business world within Western capitalism, and the rapid social changes that occurred during this period. From the staid and conventional early seasons to the war, assassinations, riots, and counterculture of later seasons, The Universe is Indifferent shows how social change underpins the interpersonal dramas of the characters in Mad Men.

Table of Contents

—Ann W. Duncan and Jacob L. Goodson
Part 1: Business Ethics
Chapter 1
“It’s the Real Thing”: Identity and Sincerity in Mad Men
—Howard Pickett
Chapter 2
The Business of Creativity: From SCDP to the Modern Creative Enterprise
—Jennifer Phillips
Chapter 3
Mad Manners: Courtesy, Conflict, and Social Change
—Sarah Conrad Sours
Chapter 4
“All the Research Points to the Fact that Mothers Feel Guilty”: Maternal Desire and the Social Construction of Motherhood
in Mad Men
—Ann W. Duncan
Chapter 5
Supporting this World’s Ballerinas: Learning from Mad Men’s Female Workers
—Kristen Deede Johnson
Chapter 6
“If I don’t go in that office every day, who am I?”: Culture, Identity, and Work in Mad Men
—David Matzko McCarthy
Part 2: Who Is Don Draper?
Chapter 7
Counterculture Beatrices? Don Meets Dante
—Gabriel Haley
Chapter 8
“Moving Forward” as Return: The Redemptive
Journey of Don Draper
—Jackson Lashier
Chapter 9
“You Are Okay”: Donsein’s Despair and Our Road to Recovery
—Seth Vannatta
Chapter 10
Don Draper, Double Consciousness, and the Invisibility of Blackness
—Nsenga K. Burton
Chapter 11
The Erotic Reduction of Don Draper: Iconicity, Idolatry, and Madness
—Carole L. Baker
Part 3: Politics and Social Theory
Chapter 12
Zou Bisou Bisou: Feminist Philosophy and Sexual Ethics in Mad Men
—Jacob L. Goodson
Exitus et Reditus in Marriage: Mad Men vs. Hollywood Remarriage Comedies
—Brandon L. Morgan and Jonathan Tran
Chapter 14
Uneasy Bedfellows: On Pete and Trudy’s Marriage
—Matthew Emile Vaughan and Christopher J. Ashley
Chapter 15
Mad Men, Bad Parents: Representations of Parenting in Mad Men
—Susan E. Frekko
Chapter 16
“I Can’t Believe That’s the Way God Is”: Sexism, Sin, and Clericalism in Peggy’s Pre-Vatican II Catholicism
—Heidi Schlumpf
Chapter 17
“We Don’t Know What’s Really Going On”: Mad Men as a Bellwether of the Politics to Come
—Jared D. Larson
Subject Index
Author Index
Episode Index

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