Reference Shelf: Celebrity Culture in the United States.

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ISBN: 978-0-8242-1078-6
200 pages
Pub. Date: 2008
Price: $75.00

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Charts the emergence of American celebrity culture, the kinds of people who achieve celebrity status, the continually evolving term “celebrity,” and what the country’s obsession with celebrity says about society and culture. Essays discuss the changing face of celebrity culture, celebrities and politics, the other side of fame, the tragedy of fallen stars, and the public’s ongoing fascination with celebrity culture.