Celebrity and Power : Fame in Contemporary Culture

Description

Simultaneously celebrated and denigrated, celebrities represent not only the embodiment of success, but also the ultimate construction of false value. Celebrity and Power questions the impulse to become embroiled with the construction and collapse of the famous, exploring the concept of the new public intimacy: a product of social media in which celebrities from Lady Gaga to Barack Obama are expected to continuously campaign for audiences in new ways. In a new Introduction for this edition, P. David Marshall investigates the viewing public\u2019s desire to associate with celebrity and addresses the explosion of instant access to celebrity culture, bringing famous people and their admirers closer than ever before.

Details

Author(s)
P. David Marshall
Format
Paperback | 328 pages
Dimensions
140 x 216 x 22.86mm | 408.23g
Publication date
15 Aug 2014
Publisher
University of Minnesota Press
Publication City/Country
Minnesota, United States
Language
English
Edition Statement
2nd ed.
Illustrations note
9
ISBN10
0816695628
ISBN13
9780816695621
Bestsellers rank
727,603