Celebrity in the 21st Century: A Reference Handbook
This book offers a critical look at celebrity and celebrities throughout history, emphasizing the development of celebrity as a concept, its relevance to individuals, and the role of the public and celebrities in popular culture.
* Presents a chronological view of the phenomenon of celebrity in the United States, the expansion of which parallels the development of media in America
* The bibliography provides information for additional reading and research as well as information relating to citations in the text
* A glossary defines terms important to a full understanding of celebrity, for example, "Jung's collective unconscious"
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Chapter 1 Background and History
Chapter 2 Problems Controversies and Solutions
Chapter 3 Worldwide Perspective
Chapter 4 Chronology
Chapter 5 Biographical Sketches
Chapter 6 Data and Documents