Celebrity in the 21st Century: A Reference Handbook

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ABC-CLIO, 2011 - History - 272 pages
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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.


* Data and documents highlight the depth of the public's involvement with celebrities, including attendance at celebrity performances, online celebrity connections, tables about salaries, and letters to celebrities

* 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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Contents

Chapter 1 Background and History
1
Chapter 2 Problems Controversies and Solutions
31
Chapter 3 Worldwide Perspective
75
Chapter 4 Chronology
105
Chapter 5 Biographical Sketches
121
Chapter 6 Data and Documents
145
Chapter 7 Directory of Celebrity Organizations and Web Sites
191
Chapter 8 Selected Print and Nonprint Resources
225
Glossary
259
Index
263
About the Author
273
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About the author (2011)

Larry Z. Leslie, PhD, is associate professor emeritus in the School of Mass Communications at the University of South Florida, Tampa.

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