By Robert van Krieken

ISBN-10: 0415581494

ISBN-13: 9780415581493

ISBN-10: 0415581508

ISBN-13: 9780415581509

On tv, in magazines and books, on the web and in motion pictures, celebrities of all kinds appear to monopolize our recognition. Celebrity Society brings new dimensions to our realizing of superstar, shooting the best way the determine of ‘the big name’ is certain up with the emergence of modernity. It outlines how the ‘celebrification of society’ isn't just the twentieth-century fabricated from Hollywood and tv, yet a long term old method, starting with the printing press, theatre and art.


By having a look past the debts of star ‘culture’, Robert van Krieken develops an research of ‘celebrity society’, with its personal regularly altering social practices and constructions, ethical grammar, building of self and id, criminal order and political financial system prepared round the distribution of visibility, recognition and popularity. Drawing at the paintings of Norbert Elias, the publication explains how modern megastar society is the inheritor (or heiress) of court docket society, taking over but additionally democratizing a few of the services of the aristocracy. The booklet additionally develops the belief of superstar as pushed via the ‘economics of attention’, simply because recognition has develop into a necessary and more and more priceless source within the details age.


This attractive new e-book may be a worthwhile source for college kids and students in sociology, politics, historical past, superstar stories, cultural reviews, the sociology of media and cultural theory.

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