RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 700728803 LA English T1 Celebrity culture and the American dream : stardom and social mobility A1 Sternheimer, Karen., PB Routledge PP New York YR 2011 SN 9780415886789 0415886783 9780415886796 0415886791 9780203831496 0203831497 AB Using examples from the first celebrity fan magazines of 1911 to the present, Celebrity Culture and the American Dream 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 celebrities matters, sociologically speaking, to an understanding of American society, to the changing nature of the American Dream, and to the relation between class and culture. This book: Explores the relationship between celebrity culture, consumption, class, and social mobility. Discusses social changes pertaining to class, gender, marriage and divorce, and race. Includes numerous pictures from fan magazine articles and ads. Examines the connections between celebrity culture and economic, political, and social changes. Considers the importance of the structure of the entertainment industry to understand how celebrity culture is manufactured. -- Product Description from Website.