Get this from a library! Celebrity.. [Chris Rojek] — An analysis of the cult of celebrity in modern society. Read “Celebrity” by Chris Rojek with Rakuten Kobo. In contemporary society, the cult of celebrity is inescapable. Anyone can be turned into a celebrity, and. Celebrity by Chris Rojek, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.
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See if you have enough points for this item. In contemporary society, the cult of celebrity is inescapable. Anyone can be turned into a celebrity, and anything can be made celebruty a celebrity event. Celebrity has become a part of everyday life, a common reference point.
Rojsk they have unique qualities, or have their images been constructed by the media? And what of the dark side of celebrity — why is the hunger celebroty be in the public eye so great that people are prepared to go to any lengths to achieve it, as numerous mass murderers and serial killers have done.
Chris Rojek brings together celebrated figures from the arts, sports, politics and other public spheres, from O. Simpson and Marilyn Monroe to Hitler and David Chriss, and touches on many movements and fads, including punk, rock-and-roll and fashion. Rojek analyzes the difference between ascribed celebrity, which derives from bloodline, and achieved celebrity, which follows on from personal achievement – the difference between Princess Margaret and, say, Woody Allen.
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