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dc.contributor.authorRojek, Chris
dc.date.accessioned2022-10-14T14:52:46Z
dc.date.available2022-10-14T14:52:46Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifierONIX_20221014_9781849668057_60
dc.identifier.urihttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/58729
dc.description.abstractThis book is available as open access through the Bloomsbury Open Access programme and is available on www.bloomsburycollections.com. The follow up to Chris Rojek's hugely successful Celebrity, this book assesses celebrity culture today. It explores how the fads, fashions and preoccupations of celebrities enter the popular lifeblood, explains what is distinctive about contemporary celebrity, and reveals the psychological, social and economic consequences of fame both upon the public and celebrities themselves. The book develops the framework for looking at celebrity culture which Rojek set out back in 2001, by showing how ascribed celebrity, achieved celebrity and celetoids overlap. The book gives a new emphasis to the role of the media and public relations in engineering fame, and the psychological consequences of celebrity - notably Narcissistic Personality Disorder and Celebrity Worship Syndrome. The book is a landmark contribution in explaining how celebrities dominate the social horizon and why we need them.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JH Sociology & anthropology::JHM Anthropology::JHMC Social & cultural anthropology, ethnography
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JF Society & culture: general::JFF Social issues & processes::JFFT Consumerism
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JF Society & culture: general::JFC Cultural studies::JFCA Popular culture
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JH Sociology & anthropology::JHB Sociology
dc.subject.otherSociology
dc.subject.otherPopular culture
dc.subject.otherMedia studies
dc.titleFame Attack
dc.title.alternativeThe Inflation of Celebrity and its Consequences
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.5040/9781849661386
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy066d8288-86e4-4745-ad2c-4fa54a6b9b7b
oapen.relation.isbn9781849668057
oapen.relation.isbn9781849668040
oapen.imprintBloomsbury Academic
oapen.pages208
oapen.place.publicationLondon


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