The Celebrity Culture Reader / Edition 1

The Celebrity Culture Reader / Edition 1

by P. David Marshall
     
 

From the new celebrity culture that has emerged from reality television and the Internet, to the paparazzi-filled endgame of Princess Diana and the bizarre trials and tribulations of Michael Jackson, The Celebrity Culture Reader documents the significant role that celebrities occupy in contemporary culture.

Combining classic essays and contemporary

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Overview

From the new celebrity culture that has emerged from reality television and the Internet, to the paparazzi-filled endgame of Princess Diana and the bizarre trials and tribulations of Michael Jackson, The Celebrity Culture Reader documents the significant role that celebrities occupy in contemporary culture.

Combining classic essays and contemporary writings, The Celebrity Culture Reader investigates the cultural implications of this complex contemporary phenomenon.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415337922
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/28/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
872
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.90(d)

Table of Contents

1. Celebrity and Modernity: The Historical Pattern of Celebrity 2. The Textual and the Extra-Textual Dimensions of the Public Persona 3. Ascribed Celebrity: The Transformed Public Sphere 4. Transgression: Scandal, Notoriety and Infamy 5. The Body and Celebrity 6. Celebrity Culture: Narcissism, Fandom and the Will-to-Celebrity 7. Celebrity Nation: Celebrity in National Contexts 8. The Celebrity Industry: The Management of Fame. Conclusion: Surface and Depth: Celebrity in the 'Post-Celebrity' Era

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