The star as icon: celebrity in the age of mass consumption

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Columbia University Press,
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c2008.
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English
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Daniel Herwitz pokes at the gears of the celebrity-making machine, recruiting a philosopher's interest in the media, an eye for society, and a love of popular culture to divine our yearning for these iconic figures and the role they play in our lives. Herwitz has a soft spot for popular culture yet remains deeply skeptical of public illusion. He worries that the media distances us from even minimal insight into those who are transfigured into star icons. It also blinds us to the shaping of our political present.

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subject_facet Aesthetics, Celebrities, Celebrities in mass media, Fame, Popular culture
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