III. Serialowo - Idea społeczeństwa obywatelskiego w serialu „Deadwood”

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The Idea of Civil /society in Deadwood series
The paper is the analysis of Deadwood, a TV series that was made from 2004 to 2006 by HBO. The author studies the show closely in the context of conceptions of social contract which have been developed, among others, by John Locke and Thomas Hobbes. He also tries to answer the question why this great social experiment, which was the creation of the USA (and Deadwood is a metaphor of this experiment), failed. The text analyzes the behavior of Deadwood’s inhabitants at the moment that the society of the newly founded American town is being organized. Following this example, some generalizations are made and questions posed about the social contract as an idea and the author tries to answer the question of why it seems to be a utopian idea.