Frank Sinatra

Frank Sinatra

by Chris Rojek
     
 

Rojek (sociology and culture, Nottingham Trent U.) portrays Sinatra in all his contradictory moods: ambitious, generous, menacing and vituperative. Rojek investigates effectiveness of Sinatra's brand of masculinity and the enduring popularity of Sinatra's public character, which mixed hauteur with populism and nobility with vindictive violence. Ultimately Rojek… See more details below

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Rojek (sociology and culture, Nottingham Trent U.) portrays Sinatra in all his contradictory moods: ambitious, generous, menacing and vituperative. Rojek investigates effectiveness of Sinatra's brand of masculinity and the enduring popularity of Sinatra's public character, which mixed hauteur with populism and nobility with vindictive violence. Ultimately Rojek considers the lessons about the relationship between celebrity and popular culture that can be learned from Sinatra's career. Distributed by Blackwell Publishers. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780745630908
Publisher:
Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/28/2004
Series:
Polity celebrities series
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Preface.

Introduction.

1. Frank's World.

2. Uomo Di Rispetto.

3. Antinomies of Achieved Celebrity.

4. The Rat Pack.

5. Envoi.

Notes.

References.

Index.

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