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Launching InVisible Culture Issue 17: “‘Where Do You Want Me to Start?’ Producing History through Mad Men”

InVisible Culture, published through the University of Rochester’s graduate program in Visual and Cultural Studies, is pleased to announce the release of Issue 17, “’Where Do You Want Me to Start?’ Producing History through Mad Men.” Guest edited by Amanda Graham and Erin Leary, the issue is the first to showcase InVisible Culture’s new platform, aesthetic, and interactive features.

The release also coincides with the premiere of the fifth season of the critically acclaimed series. As with any contemporary scholarship, we recognize the arguments and concerns of the first four seasons will evolve along with the show and its characters. Thus, this issue will be supplemented by a series of weekly blog posts by guest bloggers. These posts will reflect the authors’ and editors’ continued scholarship, analysis, and critical viewpoints on the new season. This new section is intended to prompt new approaches to scholarship, and allow for varying formats, thoughts, and interaction. We welcome readers to return each week.

InVisible Culture: An Electronic Journal for Visual Culture is a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to explorations of the material and political dimensions of cultural practices: the means by which cultural objects and communities are produced, the historical contexts in which they emerge, and the regimes of knowledge or modes of social interaction to which they contribute.

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  1. Frederic Mis says

    Mad Men is an interesting series because it shows what was going on, despite the rise of the Baby Boomers. We tend to think that the 60’s belonged to those born after WWII, but in reality, the power and the money remained with the “Don Drakes” for a long time, and all the Baby Boomers did was make a lot of noise. Many of the great things that we recall from our youth, such as the Space Program, the Civil Rights movement, the start of the Information age by IBM and HP, were all accomplished by the men and women who first had to survive the depression, then fight in WWII. When the Baby Boomer age is reviewed honestly, what will our legacy be?

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