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Author Sternheimer, Karen

Title Celebrity culture and the American dream : stardom and social mobility / Karen Sternheimer

Publ Info New York, N.Y. : Routledge, 2011
 RWU Main Library  HN57 .S774 2011    AVAILABLE
 Wheaton Stacks  HN57 .S774 2011    AVAILABLE
Descript xvi, 282 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Contents The American dream : celebrity, class, and social mobility -- Beyond subsistence : the rise of the middle class in the twentieth century -- Prosperity and wealth arrive : boom times and women's suffrage in the 1920s -- Pull yourself up by your bootstraps : personal failure and the Great Depression -- We're all in this together : collectivism and World War II -- Suburban utopia : the postwar middle class fantasy -- Is that all there is? : challenging the suburban fantasy in the sixties and seventies -- Massive wealth as moral reward : the Reagan revolution and individualism -- Success just for being you : opportunity in the Internet age
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 273-274) and index
LC subject Social mobility -- United States
Social classes -- United States
Celebrities -- United States
American Dream
Fame -- Social aspects -- United States
ISBN 9780415886789 (hardback)
0415886783 (hardback)
9780415886796 (pbk.)
0415886791 (pbk.)
9780203831496 (e-book)
0203831497 (e-book)