Mad Men Part 3: Breaking the Chains of Expectation

The second and third seasons of Mad Men illustrated in great detail how the characters in the series were confined by either their gender, sexual orientation, or place in the world. Their confinement dictated their position in their homes, their companies, and often, within themselves. Mad Men pulled audiences into the stifling 1960's, an era …

Mad Men Part 2: The Limitations of Self on Madison Avenue in the 1960s

The 1960s in America represented a time of great turmoil. The decade saw the murders of a president and a civil rights leader, the threat of a nuclear missile attack, and a war. The decade also began the shift away from the 1950s expectations of marriage and family along with working the same job, whether …