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Claims to fame : celebrity in contemporary America / Joshua Gamson
Bib ID 3701882
Format BookBook
Author
Gamson, Joshua, 1962-
 
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Description Berkeley : University of California Press, c1994 
xii, 256 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. 
ISBN 0520083520
0520083539
Full contents
  • Introduction: Explaining Angelyne
  • 1. The Great and the Gifted: Celebrity in the Early Twentieth Century
  • 2. The Name and the Product: Late Twentieth-Century Celebrity
  • 3. Industrial-Strength Celebrity
  • 4. The Negotiated Celebration
  • 5. Props, Cues, and the Advantages of Not Knowing: Audiences in the World of Celebrity Production
  • 6. Hunting, Sporting, and the Willing Audience: The Celebrity-Watching Tourist Circuit
  • 7. Can't Beat the Real Thing: Production Awareness and the Problem of Authenticity
  • 8. Believing Games
  • Conclusion: Celebrity, Democracy, Power, and Play
 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 239-248) and index.

Subjects Celebrities -- United States -- History -- 20th century.  |  Popular culture -- United States -- History -- 20th century.  |  United States -- Social life and customs -- 20th century.

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