[Ebook] Celebrity By Susan J. Douglas – Terrapin-info.co.uk

Celebrity The Historical And Cultural Context Of Fame In The Twenty First Century Today, Celebrity Culture Is An Inescapable Part Of Our Media Landscape And Our Everyday Lives This Was Not Always The Case Over The Past Century, Media Technologies Have Increasingly Expanded The Production And Proliferation Of Fame Celebrity Explores This Revolution And Its Often Under Estimated Impact On American Culture Using Numerous Precedent Setting Examples Spanning Than One Hundred Years Of Media History, Douglas And McDonnell Trace The Dynamic Relationship Between Celebrity And The Technologies Of Mass Communication That Have Shaped The Nature Of Fame In The United States Revealing How Televised Music Fanned A Worldwide Phenomenon Called Beatlemania And How Kim Kardashian Broke The Internet, Douglas And McDonnell Also Show How The Media Has Shaped Both The Lives Of The Famous And The Nature Of The Spotlight Itself Celebrity Examines The Production, Circulation, And Effects Of Celebrity Culture To Consider The Impact Of Stars From Shirley Temple To Muhammad Ali To The Homegrown Star Made Possible By Your Instagram Feed It Maps Ever Evolving Media Technologies As They Adeptly Interweave The Lives Of The Rich And Famous Into Ours From Newspapers And Photography In The Nineteenth Century, To The Twentieth Century S Radio, Cinema, And Television, Up To The Revolutionary Impact Of The Internet And Social Media Today, Mass Media Relies Upon An Ever Changing Cast Of Celebrities To Grab Our Attention And Money, And New Stars Are Conquering New Platforms To Build Their Adoring Audiences And Enhance Their Images In The Era Of YouTube, Snapchat, And Reality Television, Fame May Be Fleeting, But Its Impact On Society Is Profound And Lasting.

  • Hardcover
  • 336 pages
  • Celebrity
  • Susan J. Douglas
  • 21 May 2019
  • 9781479852437

About the Author: Susan J. Douglas

Susan J Douglas is a prize winning author, columnist, and cultural critic, and the Catherine Neafie Kellogg Professor of Communication Studies at The University of Michigan Her book Where the Girls Are was widely praised, and chosen one of the top ten books of 1994 by National Public Radio, Entertainment Weekly and The McLaughlin Group In her most recent book, Enlightened Sexism The Seductive



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