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"The Cultural Significance of the Child Star is an important new work in the sociology of childhood. O'Connor takes a unique approach to analyzing child stars that is both theoretically well grounded and thoroughly entertaining."
- Karen Sternheimer, University of Southern California, author of Kids These Days: Facts and Fictions About Today’s Youth and It's Not the Media: The Truth About Pop Culture's Influence on Children
"Jane O'Connor's book adds useful empirical material to research on celebrity culture and provides a convincing argument about the importance of child celebrities."
- Momin Rahman, Trent University, Canadian Journal of Sociology, Vol. 33, No. 3, 2008