Lady Gaga and the Sociology of Fame: The Rise of a Pop Star in an Age of Celebrity

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This book investigates the stardom of Lady Gaga within a cultural-sociological framework. Resisting a reductionist perspective of fame as a commodity, Mathieu Deflem offers an empirical examination of the social conditions that informed Lady Gaga’s rise to fame. The book delves into topics such as the marketing of Lady Gaga; the legal issues that have dogged her career; the media; her audience; her activism; issues of sex, gender, and sexuality; and Lady Gaga’s unique artistry. By training a spotlight on this singular pop icon, Lady Gaga and the Sociology of Fame invites readers to consider the nature of stardom in an age of celebrity.
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About the author

Mathieu Deflem is Professor of Sociology at the University of South Carolina, USA. He has published three books and dozens of articles and chapters on the sociology of popular culture and law. Additionally, he has edited more than a dozen books on various topics of law, policing, terrorism, fame, and cinema.
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Publisher
Springer
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Published on
Nov 30, 2016
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Pages
245
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ISBN
9781137584687
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Language
English
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Genres
Music / General
Social Science / Anthropology / Cultural & Social
Social Science / General
Social Science / Media Studies
Social Science / Sociology / General
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