Stargazing: Celebrity, Fame, and Social Interaction

Stargazing: Celebrity, Fame, and Social Interaction

by Kerry O. Ferris, Scott R. Harris
     
 

The sociology of fame and celebrity is at the cutting edge of current scholarship in a number of different areas of study. Stargazing highlights the interactional dynamics of celebrity and fame in contemporary society, including the thoughts and feelings of stars on the red carpet, the thrills and risks of encountering a famous person at a convention or on

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The sociology of fame and celebrity is at the cutting edge of current scholarship in a number of different areas of study. Stargazing highlights the interactional dynamics of celebrity and fame in contemporary society, including the thoughts and feelings of stars on the red carpet, the thrills and risks of encountering a famous person at a convention or on the streets, and the excitement generated even by the obvious fakery of celebrity impersonators. Using compelling, real-life examples involving popular celebrities, Ferris and Harris examine how the experience and meanings of celebrity are shaped by social norms, interactional negotiations, and interpretive storytelling.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415884280
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/13/2010
Series:
Contemporary Sociological Perspectives Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

1. The Sociology of Celebrity 2. The Dynamics of Fan-Celebrity Encounters 3. Seeing and Being Seen: The Moral Order of Celebrity Sightings 4.“Ain’t Nothing like the Real Thing, Baby” Framing Celebrity Impersonator Performances 5. “How Does It Feel to Be a Star?” Identifying Emotions on the Red Carpet 6.“When Did You Know that You’d Be a Star?” Attributing Mind on the Red Carpet 7. Conclusion: Studying the Interpretive
and Interactional Dimensions of Celebrity and Fame

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