Celebrity/culture by Ernest Cashmore

By Ernest Cashmore

During this attention-grabbing and topical newbies advisor, together with literature stories and an overview of key modern subject matters, Ellis Cashmore explores the exciting factor of star tradition: its origins, its which means and its worldwide influence.

content material: e-book hide; HALF-TITLE; identify; COPYRIGHT; CONTENTS; 1 CULTIVATING/TASTES; 2 MAKING/NEW ideas; three GIVING/IT ALL; four FABRICATING/FAME; five WORSHIPPING/FROM AFAR; 6 CONSUMING/BEAUTY; 7 COMMODIFYING/RACE; eight THRIVING/ON SCANDAL; nine BUYING/SALES; 10 TELEVISING/REALITY; eleven BLURRING/THE LINE; 12 CREATING/LEGENDS; thirteen ANSWERING/THE enormous query; TIMELINE; BIBLIOGRAPHY; movies; INDEX;
summary: during this interesting and topical newbies consultant, together with literature reports and an overview of key modern subject matters, Ellis Cashmore explores the exciting factor of big name tradition: its origins, its which means and its international impact

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Consumers actually felt they knew people they had never met, probably never seen in the flesh, and who knew nothing of their existence. So there is no actual interaction (inter means between): it’s one-way. This doesn’t stop the consumer feeling like there’s a genuine interaction. In this sense, parasocial is an interesting term that captures the way we think and feel about people we don’t know and who don’t know us but who sometimes unwittingly and unknowingly move us to act, occasionally in erratic and irrational ways.

But there’s a price to pay for everything, especially progress. It might offer the prospect of genuine liberation, including a release from many of the irksome restrictions of life; it might actually produce life-altering benefits. On the other side of the balance sheet? Consider burning fossil fuels: it produced the energy that fired the industrial revolution, but left us with a global warming that endangers the planet. The internal combustion engine revolutionized the way we travel, the scope of our travel, and affected just about everything in the twentieth century.

At twenty-five minutes past midnight, nine vehicles carrying the media and a single motorcycle followed Diana and Al-Fayed into an underpass below the Place de l’Alma. As the Mercedes sped away from the pursuing pack, it clipped a wall and veered to the left, colliding with a supporting pillar before spinning to a halt. There followed a few moments while the chasing photographers paused to consider their options. Inside the wrecked Mercedes were four motionless bodies, including that of the world’s most famous, most esteemed, most adored, most treasured, and most celebrated woman.

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