Author: Allison Perlman

Allison Perlman (University of California - Irvine) is co-editor of Flow TV: Television in the Age of Media Convergence, and her work has appeared in Feminist Media Studies, Critical Studies in Media Communication, and the International Journal of Motorcycle Studies. She is currently working on a book on media activism, social movements, and media policy in the United States.

“You’re Not Going to Kill This Account”: Mad Men, Racial Prejudice, and History

Mad Men begs the question of how the 1960s embodied by our characters informs the present world that we now inhabit. What would it mean if we are the inheritors not of only the brave triumphs of the Freedom Riders, but also of the indifference or disinterest of people who felt unaffected by them?