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Celebrity and Power: Fame in Contemporary Culture

P. David Marshall


Simultaneously celebrated and denigrated, celebrities represent not only the embodiment of success but also the ultimate construction of false value. This book questions the impulse to become embroiled with the construction and collapse of the famous, exploring the concept of the new public intimacy: a product of social media in which celebrities from Lady Gaga to Barack Obama are expected to continuously campaign for audiences in new ways. The text also investigates the viewing public’s desire to associate with celebrity and addresses the explosion of instant access to celebrity culture, brin ... More

Keywords: celebrities, false value, fame, public intimacy, social media, instant access, celebrity culture

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780816695621
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816695621.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

P. David Marshall, author