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Self-exposure [electronic resource] : human-interest journalism and the emergence of celebrity in America, 1890-1940 / Charles L. Ponce de Leon.

Author/Creator:
Ponce de Leon, Charles L. (Charles Leonard)
Publication:
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c2002.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (347 p.)
Subjects:
Sensationalism in journalism -- United States.
Celebrities -- Press coverage -- United States.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
This publication gives a new interpretation of the emergence of celebrity, a key part of contemporary American culture. It looks at its historical roots and the development of human-interest journalism.
Contents:
Becoming visible: fame and celebrity in the modern age
The rise of celebrity journalism
Exposure or publicity?: the paradox of celebrity journalism
True success: the master plot of celebrity journalism
From parasites to public servants: the rehabilitation of the rich
Practical idealism: political celebrity in an age of reform
There's no business like show business: celebrity and the popular culture industries
Heroes and pretenders: athletic celebrity and the commercialization of sports.
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references (p. [283]-313) and index.
ISBN:
0-8078-6221-5
OCLC:
476236548
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