Celebrity Worshippers

Celebrity Worshippers

by Lynn E. Mccutcheon, John Maltby, James Houran, James P. Houran
     
 

Celebrities are treated like modern religious icons within our media - and entertainment-saturated society. Why? This unprecedented book examines the historical, psychological, and sociological roots of our culture's fascination with famous personalities. The authors are a team of interdisciplinary researchers who have launched the only systematic study of the

Overview

Celebrities are treated like modern religious icons within our media - and entertainment-saturated society. Why? This unprecedented book examines the historical, psychological, and sociological roots of our culture's fascination with famous personalities. The authors are a team of interdisciplinary researchers who have launched the only systematic study of the worldwide phenomenon known as "celebrity worship." They have spent the last four years trying to learn more about how and why some people become celebrity worshippers. Their work has been published in some of the most prestigious psychology journals. Now they have summarized and integrated their findings with classic works on the topic. Written to be accessible to professionals, students, and the general public, this text provides a thoughtful and provocative analysis of why society feeds upon and reinforces the fantasy of celebrities and what variables may turn a healthy respect for celebrities into an unhealthy preoccupation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781413732306
Publisher:
Publish America
Publication date:
09/20/2004
Pages:
190
Product dimensions:
0.44(w) x 9.00(h) x 6.00(d)

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