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Celebrity culture and the American dream : stardom and social mobility

Autore: Karen Sternheimer
Editore: New York : Routledge, 2011.
Edizione/Formato:   Libro : EnglishVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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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  Per saperne di più…
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Tipo materiale: Risorsa internet
Tipo documento: Book, Internet Resource
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Karen Sternheimer
ISBN: 9780415886789 0415886783 9780415886796 0415886791 9780203831496 0203831497
Numero OCLC: 700728803
Descrizione: xvi, 282 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contenuti: The American dream : celebrity, class, and social mobility --
Beyond subsistence : the rise of the middle class in the twentieth century --
Prosperity and wealth arrive : boom times and women's suffrage in the 1920s --
Pull yourself up by your bootstraps : personal failure and the Great Depression --
We're all in this together : collectivism and World War II --
Suburban utopia : the postwar middle class fantasy --
Is that all there is? : challenging the suburban fantasy in the sixties and seventies --
Massive wealth as moral reward : the reagan revolution and individualism --
Success just for being you : opportunity in the internet age.
Responsabilità: Karen Sternheimer.
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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  Per saperne di più…

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