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.
Joshua Gamson is a Professor of Sociology at the University of San Francisco. He is an expert on the sociology of culture and his publications include Claims to Fame: Celebrity in Contemporary America and Freaks Talk Back: Tabloid Talk Shows and Sexual Nonconformity.
David Giles is a Professor in Media Psychology at the University of Winchester. He is an expert in media psychology and his publications include Psychology of the Media and 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 his publications include Celebrity and Power: Fame in Contemporary Culture and New Media Cultures.
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