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The Drama of Celebrity

The Drama of Celebrity (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Marcus, Sharon

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A bold new account of how celebrity works Why do we care so much about celebrities? Who decides who gets to be a star? Do celebrities deserve the outsized attention they receive? Sharon Marcus challenges everything you thought you knew about our obsession with fame. Drawing on sc...rapbooks, diaries, and vintage fan mail, she traces celebrity culture back to its nineteenth-century roots, when people the world over found themselves captivated by celebrity chefs, bad-boy poets, and actors such as the divine Sarah Bernhardt, as famous in her day as the Beatles in theirs. The Drama of Celebrity reveals how journalists, the public, and celebrities themselves all compete to shape the stories we tell about celebrities and fans, resulting in a high-stakes drama as endless as it is unpredictable.
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ISBN 9780691210186
Released NZ 1 Mar 2021
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780691210186
Stock Available
Status In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher unlisted
Imprint Princeton University Press
Released 1 Mar 2021
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Author(s) By Marcus, Sharon
Category Literature: History & Criticism
Media Studies
Cultural Studies
Popular Culture
Social & Cultural History
Gender Studies
Number of Pages 328
Dimensions Width: 133mm
Height: 203mm
Dewey Code 305.52
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Celebrities, Fame - Social aspects, Popular culture - Social aspects, Celebrities in popular culture
NBS Text Popular Culture & Media: General Interest
ONIX Text College/higher education;Professional and scholarly;General/trade