Celebrity Cultures: An Introduction

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Celebrity Cultures examines debates and exploring recent developments relating to the history and contemporary status of celebrity, from the PR campaigns of Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar to the election of Arnold Schwarzenegger as Governor of California. The book critically evaluates a number of diverse celebrity case-studies and considers what they reveal about contemporary global society, taking into account issues such as gender, sexuality, ethnicity, economics, politics and the media, the book draws upon a range of cultural theorists including Theodore Adorno and Jean Baudrillard.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages216
ISBN (Electronic)978-1446249260
ISBN (Print)1446249263
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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