Stardom and Social Mobility, 2nd Edition
Celebrity Culture and the American Dream, Second Edition considers how major economic and historical factors shaped the nature of celebrity culture as we know it today, retaining the first edition’s examples from the first celebrity fan magazines of 1911 to the present and expanding to include...
To Be Published December 9th 2014 by Routledge
How Moral Crusaders Construct Meanings of Deviance and Delinquency
Moral panics reveal much about a society’s social structure and the sociology embedded in everyday life. This short text examines extreme reactions to American popular culture over the past century, including crusades against comic books, music, and pinball machines, to help convey the "...
To Be Published December 3rd 2014 by Routledge
Stardom and Social Mobility
"... 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