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Lifestyle gurus : constructing authority and influence online

Author: Stephanie Alice Baker; Chris Rojek
Publisher: Cambridge, UK : Polity Press, 2020. ©2020
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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"The rise of blogs and social media has facilitated an industry of self-appointed 'lifestyle gurus' who have become instrumental in the management of intimacy and social relations. Baker and Rojek trace the rise of lifestyle influencers in the digital age, relating this development to the erosion of trust in the expert-professional power bloc"--
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Baker, Stephanie A.,
Lifestyle gurus
Medford : 2019.
(DLC) 2019980575
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephanie Alice Baker; Chris Rojek
ISBN: 9781509530182 1509530185 9781509530175 1509530177
OCLC Number: 1097676755
Description: 189 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Acknowledgements Introduction 1 What is a Lifestyle Guru? 2 The Rise of Lifestyle Gurus in the Digital Age 3 'Be Authentic': Lifestyle Gurus as Trusted Companions 4 'Your Person as a Product': Commodifying Influence 5 'Don't Eat That!': Lifestyle Gurus as Unregulated Advisers 6 The Two Cults of Lifestyle Perfectionism 7 Living in a Low Trust Society References Index
Responsibility: Stephanie A. Baker and Chris Rojek.

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