Illusions Of Immortality / Edition 1

Illusions Of Immortality / Edition 1

by David Giles
     
 

ISBN-10: 0312229437

ISBN-13: 9780312229436

Pub. Date: 03/02/2000

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

What drives people to crave fame and celebrity? How does fame affect people psychologically? These issues are frequently discussed by the media but psychologists have shied away from an academic investigation of the phenomenon of fame. In this lively, eclectic book, David Giles examines fame and celebrity from a variety of perspectives.
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Overview

What drives people to crave fame and celebrity? How does fame affect people psychologically? These issues are frequently discussed by the media but psychologists have shied away from an academic investigation of the phenomenon of fame. In this lively, eclectic book, David Giles examines fame and celebrity from a variety of perspectives.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312229436
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
03/02/2000
Pages:
198
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.56(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Defining Fame and Celebrity
• Mad for Noblesse: Fame through History
• The Quest for Fame
• Fame and the "General Public"
• Identity Crises: The Perils of "Authenticity"
• The Problems of Being Famous
• A Taxonomy of Fame
• Beyond Parasocial Interaction: Fans and Stalkers
• The Future of Celebrity

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