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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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This text considers how major economic and historical factors shaped the nature of celebrity culture as we know it today. Equally important, the book explains how and why the story of Hollywood  Read more...

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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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