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Celebrity.

Author: Chris Rojek
Publisher: London : Reaktion Books, 2001.
Series: FOCI.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An analysis of the cult of celebrity in modern society.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Chris Rojek
ISBN: 9781861895578 1861895577
OCLC Number: 437107846
Description: 1 online resource (210 pages).
Contents: Celebrity cover; Imprint page; Contents; 1 Celebrity and Celetoids; 2 Celebrity and Religion; 3 Celebrity and Aestheticization; 4 Celebrity and Transgression; 5 Celebrity and Celebrification; References; Bibliography; Acknowledgements; List of Illustrations.
Series Title: FOCI.

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In contemporary society, the cult of celebrity is inescapable. Anyone can be turned into a celebrity, and anything can be made into a celebrity event. This title brings together celebrated figures  Read more...

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'According to a brief but brilliant new book by the British sociologist Chris Rojek, democracy (or capitalism) simply cannot operate properly without celebrity ... Rojek's most original insight is Read more...

 
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