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Celebrity culture

Author: Roman Espejo
Publisher: Detroit : Greenhaven Press, ©2011.
Series: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Edition/Format:   Book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume explores the topics relating to celebrity culture by presenting varied expert opinions that examine many of the different aspects that comprise these issues. The viewpoints are selected from a wide range of highly respected and often hard-to-find sources and publications. Allows the reader to attain the higher-level critical thinking and reading skills that are essential in a culture of diverse and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roman Espejo
ISBN: 9780737752137 0737752130 9780737752144 0737752149
OCLC Number: 654815938
Description: 191 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Chapter 1: Is celebrity culture a problem? Celebrity culture is harmful / Chris Hedges ; Celebrity culture is beneficial / Neal Gabler ; Celebrity culture should be criticized / Mick Hume ; Celebrity culture has evolved over time / Jeanna Bryner ; Celebrity culture promotes unrealistic body images / Julie Mehta ; Celebrities and public figures promote obesity / Douglas Twenefour --
Chapter 2: How does celebrity culture affect young people? Celebrity culture harms teens / Emily Stimpson ; Celebrity and popular culture do not harm young people / Karen Sternheimer ; Celebrities are poor role models for young people / Kathleen Deveny ; Many young people do not look to celebrities as role models / PR Newswire --
Chapter 3: Does celebrity activism benefit society? Celebrity activism can be beneficial / Kate Bowman Johnston ; Celebrity activism is not beneficial / Heribert Dieter and Rajiv Kumar ; Celebrities contribute to philanthropy / Emily Sweeney ; Celebrity philanthropy may not have an impact / Gloria Goodale --
Chapter 4: What is the future of celebrity culture? Celebrity culture is pervasive / Joseph Epstein ; Celebrity culture is fading / Kurt Andersen ; Many celebrities are famous for being famous / Amy Argetsinger ; Reality television offers chances for fame and success / Associated Press ; Reality television may not necessarily offer fame and success / Christopher J. Falvey.
Series Title: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Responsibility: Roman Espejo, book editor.

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This volume explores the topics relating to celebrity culture by presenting varied expert opinions that examine many of the different aspects that comprise these issues. The viewpoints are selected from a wide range of highly respected and often hard-to-find sources and publications. Allows the reader to attain the higher-level critical thinking and reading skills that are essential in a culture of diverse and contradictory opinions.

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