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Author Inglis, Fred

Title A short history of celebrity / Fred Inglis

Publ Info Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2010]
 CCRI-Newport  D210 .I525 2010    AVAILABLE
 RWU Main Library  D210 .I525 2010    AVAILABLE
 URI  D210 I525 2010    AVAILABLE
 Wheaton Stacks  D210 .I525 2010    AVAILABLE
Descript x, 311 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents The performance of celebrity -- A very short history of the feelings -- The London-Brighton road, 1760-1820 -- Paris : haute couture and the painting of modern life -- New York and Chicago : robber barons and the gossip column, 1880-1910 -- The geography of recognition : celebrity on its holidays -- The great dictators -- The stars look down : the democratisation of celebrity -- From each according to his ability : sport, rock, fashion, and the self -- Stories we tell ourselves about ourselves -- Envoi: Cherishing citizens
LC subject Celebrities -- History
Celebrities -- Biography
Fame -- Social aspects -- History
Fame -- Psychological aspects -- History
History, Modern
Popular culture -- History
Civilization, Modern
ISBN 9780691135625 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0691135622 (hardcover : alk. paper)