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Celebrity Culture / Edition 1

Celebrity Culture / Edition 1

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by Ellis Cashmore

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ISBN-10: 0415373115

ISBN-13: 2900415373110

Pub. Date: 07/01/2006

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Why are we so fascinated by people who make no material impact on our lives and are, in many respects, just like ourselves - ordinary? Why do we care about people who have no conspicuous talent? Has there ever been a time in history when so much time, energy, and money has been devoted to following the exploits of people we have never met, are never likely to, and who

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Celebrity Culture 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
COM_9655 More than 1 year ago
Cashmore's book in well researched and analyzes the concept of 'celebrity culture' through multiple lenses. He investigates the celebrity "brand," its power of persuasion and influence, and the impact of this culture on consumerism, cultural ideology and the individual. Cashmore's tone is witty and sharp. He does not hesitate to object with the viewpoints of the researchers he is citing throughout the text - while leaving the reader the chance to make the final decision. The book is comprehensive but its level of clarity in writing allows for an easy, intellectual read.