Celebrity and Power Fame in Contemporary Culture

ISBN-10: 0816627258
ISBN-13: 9780816627257
Edition: 1997
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Description: This book examines the cultural forces behind our need to become endlessly embroiled with the construction and collapse of celebrities.

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Book details

List price: $24.00
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Publication date: 2/15/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 312
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.396
Language: English

This book examines the cultural forces behind our need to become endlessly embroiled with the construction and collapse of celebrities.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Tracing the Meaning of the Public Individual
Conceptualizing the Collective: The Mob, the Crowd, the Mass, and the Audience
Tools for the Analysis of the Celebrity as a Form of Cultural Power
The Cinematic Apparatus and the Construction of the Film Celebrity
Television's Construction of the Celebrity
The Meanings of the Popular Music Celebrity: The Construction of Distinctive Authenticity
The System of Celebrity
The Embodiment of Affect in Political Culture
Conclusion: Forms of Power/Forms of Public Subjectivity
Coda: George, Celebrities, and the Shift in Political/Popular Culture
Notes
Index

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