By Robert van Krieken

On tv, in magazines and books, on the net and in movies, celebrities of every kind appear to monopolize our consciousness. Celebrity Society brings new dimensions to our knowing of big name, taking pictures the way the determine of ‘the big name’ is sure up with the emergence of modernity. It outlines how the ‘celebrification of society’ is not only the twentieth-century made from Hollywood and tv, yet a long term old strategy, starting with the printing press, theatre and art.


By having a look past the debts of megastar ‘culture’, Robert van Krieken develops an research of ‘celebrity society’, with its personal always altering social practices and buildings, ethical grammar, development of self and identification, criminal order and political financial system prepared round the distribution of visibility, recognition and popularity. Drawing at the paintings of Norbert Elias, the booklet explains how modern superstar society is the inheritor (or heiress) of court docket society, taking over but in addition democratizing a few of the features of the aristocracy. The booklet additionally develops the belief of famous person as pushed by way of the ‘economics of attention’, simply because recognition has develop into a necessary and more and more invaluable source within the details age.


This enticing new e-book may be a worthwhile source for college kids and students in sociology, politics, background, superstar reports, cultural experiences, the sociology of media and cultural theory.

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