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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