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Celebrity culture and the American dream : stardom and social mobility

Author: Karen Sternheimer
Publisher: London : Routledge, 2011.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Karen Sternheimer
ISBN: 9780415886789 0415886783 0415886791 9780415886796
OCLC Number: 654318048
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Contents: 1. The American Dream: Celebrity, Class, and Social Mobility 2. Beyond Subsistence: The Rise of the Middle Class in the Twentieth Century 3.Prosperity and Wealth Arrive: Boom Times and Women's Suffrage in the 1920s 4. Pull Yourself up by Your Bootstraps: Personal Failure and the Great Depression 5. We're All in This Together: Collectivism and World War II 6. Suburban Utopia: The Postwar Middle Class Fantasy 7. Is That All There Is? :Challenging the Suburban Fantasy in the Sixties and Seventies 8. Massive Wealth as Moral Reward: The Reagan Revolution and Individualism 9. Success Just for Being You: Opportunity in the Internet Age
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