What Price Fame? / Edition 1

What Price Fame? / Edition 1

by Tyler Cowen
     
 

The separation of fame and merit is one of the central dilemmas Cowen considers in What Price Fame?, an intriguing exploration of the economics of fame. He shows how fame is produced, outlines the principles that govern who becomes famous and why, and discusses whether fame-seeking behavior harmonizes individual and social interests or corrupts social discourseSee more details below

Overview

The separation of fame and merit is one of the central dilemmas Cowen considers in What Price Fame?, an intriguing exploration of the economics of fame. He shows how fame is produced, outlines the principles that govern who becomes famous and why, and discusses whether fame-seeking behavior harmonizes individual and social interests or corrupts social discourse and degrades culture.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674008090
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
03/08/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
258
Product dimensions:
0.58(w) x 5.50(h) x 8.50(d)

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Table of Contents

1. The Intensity of Fame in Modern Society

2. Why Fame Is Separated from Merit

3. The New Heroes and Role Models

4. The Test of Time

5. The Proliferation of Fame

6. The Dark Side of Fame

7. Lessons for the Future

Notes

References

Acknowledgments

Index

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