Celebrity in the 21st Century: A Reference Handbook by Larry Z. Leslie

By Larry Z. Leslie

Tabloid magazines, tv indicates, and websites inundate us with day-by-day updates approximately motion picture stars, musicians, athletes, or even those that have accomplished superstar prestige easily for being wealthy and lavish. Disturbingly, it seems that the more durable our celebrities fall, the extra attention-grabbing they're to us.As pop culture turns into extra influential, it is very important comprehend either the optimistic and dangers of megastar. This quantity strains the advance of the concept that of big name, discusses a number of the difficulties dealing with either celebrities and their fans, and issues to destiny tendencies and advancements in our cultural knowing of star. The author's remedy is unflinchingly sincere, revealing the significance of the public's position in celebrities' lives and constructing company standards for choosing who's a celebrity—and who's now not.

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Celebrities Who Violate Social or Moral Norms A norm is a principle of correct action held by members of a society that guides, controls, or regulates behavior. Here’s a simple example. Time was, men stood aside respectfully and held doors open so women could pass through first. This practice was considered entirely appropriate; failure to follow this norm was the epitome of rudeness. A few old-timers still follow this practice today, but contemporary society is egalitarian; some women might feel they are being treated as the “weaker sex” if they are not allowed to open their own doors.

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