Celebrity culture and the American dream : stardom and social mobility / Karen Sternheimer.
By: Sternheimer, Karen.Material type: BookCall no.: HN90.S65 S74 2015Publication: New York, N.Y. : Routledge, 2015Edition: 2nd ed.Description: xvi, 274 p. : ill.ISBN: 9781138023956 (pbk.); 1138023957 (pbk.); 9781138023949 (hardback); 1138023949 (hardback).Subject(s): Social mobility -- United States | Social classes -- United States | Celebrities -- United States | American Dream | Fame -- Social aspects -- United States
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
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