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  1. Sticky Reputations

    The Politics of Collective Memory in Midcentury America

    Edited by Gary Alan Fine

    Sticky Reputations focuses on reputational entrepreneurs and support groups shaping how we think of important figures, within a crucial period in American history – from the 1930s through the 1950s. Why are certain figures such as Adolf Hitler, Joe McCarthy, and Martin Luther King cemented into...

    Published December 13th 2011 by Routledge

  2. Celebrity Culture and the American Dream

    Stardom and Social Mobility

    By Karen Sternheimer

    "... a good book to add to an introduction to sociology course if you want to give your students a good sense of how sociology analyzes culture and media....There is a lot in the book and Sternheimer does a good job of weaving together hard sociological data on stratification, inequalities, wage...

    Published January 10th 2011 by Routledge

  3. Stargazing

    Celebrity, Fame, and Social Interaction

    By Kerry O. Ferris, Scott R. Harris

    Series: Contemporary Sociological Perspectives

    The sociology of fame and celebrity is at the cutting edge of current scholarship in a number of different areas of study. Stargazing highlights the interactional dynamics of celebrity and fame in contemporary society, including the thoughts and feelings of stars on the red carpet, the thrills and...

    Published December 19th 2010 by Routledge