She has been the subject of countless magazines and newspaper stories around the world, whether for her sold-out concerts or as an advocate for Kabbalah, the spiritual movement rooted in Jewish mysticism. This book shares her story and provides a way to consider the influence Madonna has had through her ever-evolving career in shaping our popular culture. A timeline of significant events and a bibliography of print and electronic sources for additional research round out this volume.
Mary Cross is the author of A Century of American Icons: 100 Products and Slogans from the 20th-Century Consumer Culture (Oryx, 2002). She is also the editor of Advertising and Culture: Theoretical Perspectives (Praeger, 1996). She has taught at the University of Delaware, the City University of New York, and Fairleigh Dickinson University, where she was chair of the English Department. She is a former advertising copywriter.
The Emotional Life of Money: How Money Changes the Way We Think and Feel identifies common hang-ups and anxieties about money; summarizes current academic research on money behavior and how people make decisions about their money; discusses the newest branch of economics, behavioral economics; and explores the possibility of the disappearance of cash in the digital future. General readers will be able to comprehend why money has often generated intense feelings of desire, greed, envy, elation, and other emotions, as well as sense of status; and undergraduate students in psychology, economics, and sociology courses will benefit from learning about the latest research on behavior economics and the powerful psychological and emotional effects of money.
MADONNA: LIKE AN ICON is a groundbreaking biography finally solves the mystery at the heart of her chameleon-like existence. Extensively researched and perceptively written by journalist Lucy O’Brien, it explores the complex personality and legendary drive that has made Madonna the most famous female pop artist of our time. O’Brien draws upon scores of interviews with producers, musicians, collaborators, lovers, and friends - many of whom have never spoken so candidly - to examine Madonna’s fascinating life. From her mother’s premature death to her dynamic arrival on the New York club scene to her training for Evita and beyond, every stage of her life is illuminated.