Stardom and Celebrity

Stardom and Celebrity A Reader

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Publisher's Synopsis

"Acts as a concise introduction to the study of both contemporary and historical stardom and celebrity. Collecting together in one source companion an easily accessible range of readings surrounding stardom and celebrity culture, this book is a worthwhile addition to any library."
- Kerry Gough
, Birmingham City University

"Absolutely wonderful. The inclusion of seminal works and more recent works makes this a very valuable read."
- Beschara Karam
, University of South Africa

"An engaging and often insightful book."
- Media International Australia

This book brings together some of the seminal interventions which have structured the development of stardom and celebrity studies, while crucially combining and situating these within the context of new essays which address the contemporary, cross-media and international landscape of today′s fame culture. From Max Weber, Walter Benjamin and Roland Barthes to Catherine Lumby, Chris Rojek and Graeme Turner.

At the core of the collection is a desire to map out a unique historical trajectory - both in terms of the development of fame, as well as the historical development of the field.

Book information

ISBN: 9781412923200
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Imprint: Sage
Pub date:
DEWEY: 306.4
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 375
Weight: 850g
Height: 242mm
Width: 170mm
Spine width: 29mm