What is the celebrity industrial complex? How does it impact our democracies, our culture, and our society? Joining Maria Armoudian to discuss the celebrity industrial complex and the issues that arise from it, are Joshua Gamson, David Gilles, and P. David Marshall.
David Giles is a Professor in Media Psychology at the University of Winchester. He is an expert in media psychology and is the author of Illusions of Immortality: A Psychology of Fame and Celebrity.
P. David Marshall is a Professor in New Media, Communication and Cultural Studies at Deakin University, Australia. He is an expert in new media culture and is the author of Celebrity and Power: Fame in Contemporary Culture.
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