Celebrity Culture and the American Dream Stardom and Social Mobility
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Description: Using examples from the first celebrity fan magazines of 1911 to the present, Celebrity Culture and the American Dream considers how major economic and historical factors shaped the nature of celebrity culture as we know it today. Equally important, the book explains how and why the story of Hollywood celebrities matters, sociologically speaking, to an understanding of American society, to the changing nature of the American Dream, and to the relation between class and culture. This book: Explores the relationship between celebrity culture, consumption, class, and social mobilityDiscusses social changes pertaining to class, gender, marriage and divorce, and raceIncludes numerous pictures from fan magazine articles and adsExamines the connections between celebrity culture and economic, political, and social changesConsiders the importance of the structure of the entertainment industry to understand how celebrity culture is manufactured
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $45.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publication date: 1/10/2011
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
|List of Figures|
|The American Dream: Celebrity, Class, and Social Mobility|
|Beyond Subsistence: The Rise of the Middle Class in the Twentieth Century|
|Prosperity and Wealth Arrive: Boom Times and Women's Suffrage in the 1920s|
|Pull Yourself up by Your Bootstraps: Personal Failure and the Great Depression|
|We're All in This Together: Collectivism and World War II|
|Suburban Utopia: The Postwar Middle-Class Fantasy|
|Is That All There Is? Challenging the Suburban Fantasy in the Sixties and Seventies|
|Massive Wealth as Moral Reward: The Reagan Revolution and Individualism|
|Success Just for Being You: Opportunity in the Internet Age|