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Celebrity Culture
Ellis Cashmore
In this fascinating and topical beginners guide, Ellis Cashmore explores the intriguing issue of celebrity culture: its origins, its meaning and its global influence. Covering such varied perspectives as fame addiction, the celebrification of politics and celebrity fatigue, Cashmore analyzes the relationship celebrity has with commodification and the consumer society, and investigates the new media and the quest for self-perfection.
Including reviews of existing literature, and an outline of key contemporary topics, this absorbing book skillfully explains why we have become so captivated by the lives and loves of the celebrity.
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