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Celebrity in the 21st century; a reference handbook.

9781598844849

Celebrity in the 21st century; a reference handbook.

Leslie, Larry Z.

ABC-CLIO

2011

272 pages

$55.00

Hardcover

Contemporary world issues

E169

In today's society, celebrities are not only a major fixture of popular culture, but things have gotten to the point where there are celebrities who are famous merely because they are famous (or have worked at being famous). In this reference, Leslie (emeritus, mass communications, U. of South Florida) traces the development of the concept of celebrity and describes the various types of celebrities and the criteria for determining just who is a celebrity. The book includes short profiles of current celebrities, examines problems faced by both celebrities and their followers, and suggests future developments in the cultural understanding of celebrity.

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Date:Jun 1, 2011
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