Fame Attack: The Inflation of Celebrity and its Consequences
by Chris Rojek
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic 2012
Number of pages: 208
This book assesses celebrity culture today. It explores how the fads, fashions and preoccupations of celebrities enter the popular lifeblood, explains what is distinctive about contemporary celebrity, and reveals the psychological, social and economic consequences of fame both upon the public and celebrities themselves.
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