The Resource Celebrity culture, by Howard Altman, (electronic resource)

Celebrity culture, by Howard Altman, (electronic resource)

Label
Celebrity culture
Title
Celebrity culture
Statement of responsibility
by Howard Altman
Title variation
Are Americans too focused on celebrities?
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In early February, North Korea's leader bragged about his nuclear arsenal, the lagging U.S. dollar started climbing and the Prince of Wales announced his engagement. But the serious-minded readers of Bloomberg News were most interested in Charles and Camilla. Americans have an insatiable appetite for celebrity news, and the juicier the better -- from Brad and Jennifer's breakup to Michael Jackson's trial to Martha Stewart's jail term. Some observers say it's harmless to follow the lives of celebrities. Indeed, they even say we are genetically programmed to care, and that the heavy focus on celebrities simply reflects that interest. But media critics say celebrity coverage is squeezing out legitimate news and that, as a result, the United States is becoming a nation that knows more about the "Battle of the Network Stars" than the battle for Baghdad. With less attention being paid to informing citizens about government and the world around them, the critics warn, a cornerstone of a democratic society -- an informed populace -- is being put in jeopardy
Member of
Additional physical form
Also available in print.
Cataloging source
CQPDC
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
  • CQ researcher
  • CQ researcher
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Altman, Howard
Dewey number
302.23/0862/1
Index
no index present
LC call number
P96.C352
LC item number
U6 2005eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
CQ researcher
Series volume
v. 15, no. 11
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  • Celebrities in mass media
  • United States
  • Mass media and culture
Label
Celebrity culture, by Howard Altman, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from caption (viewed on Nov. 11, 2005)
  • "March 18, 2005."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
62261046
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)62261046
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Celebrity culture, by Howard Altman, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • Title from caption (viewed on Nov. 11, 2005)
  • "March 18, 2005."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
62261046
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)62261046
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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