Celebrity and Power Fame in Contemporary Culture

ISBN-10: 0816627258

ISBN-13: 9780816627257

Edition: 1997

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This book examines the cultural forces behind our need to become endlessly embroiled with the construction and collapse of celebrities.
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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: 0.880
Language: English

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
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