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Ng entertaining about it at all When "The Author Was Saying That A Celebrity "author was saying that a celebrity ust famous for being famous and a star has to have shown accomplishment I thought that this ust isn t going to be inline with my thinking There are many Hollywood and just isn t going to be inline with my thinking There are many Hollywood and stars who have accomplished only having a brilliant production and pr team behind them and who have no talent for anything at all witness their fast fading from the public eye when their face no longer fits Excuse me I forgot that a faded star then becomes a Z list celebrity to appear on some kind of reality show or opening a new local supermarket storeYawn to as to why Bill Clinton was a Rock Star but Ronald Reagan wasn t HIll. Plicitly political figures than were the stars of Hollywood's studio era Rock stars over are icons of change though not always progressive whose public personas read like texts produced collaboratively by the performers themselves their managers and record companies These stars thrive in a variety of media including recorded music concert performance dress staging cover art films television video print and othersFilled with memorable photographs Rock Star will appeal to anyone interested in Modern American Popular Culture Or American popular culture or history. Rock Star by David Shumway is a 2014 John Hopkins University Press Publication I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher John Hopkins University Press Publication I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review From the beginning of the book starting with the forward I could tell this was not the ordinary pop culture book It was in the beginning what amounted to a bunch of psychobabble about rock stars taking on the female sex symbol roles and marketing themselves as sexual objects While some of that marketing bit was probably true the rest of it was ridiculous and didn t really make a lot of sense to me However we finally moved past all that into the meat of the book You can t start off talking about rock All stars are celebrities but not all celebrities are stars states David Shumway in the introduction to Rock Star an informal history of rock stardom This deceptively simple statement belies the complex definition and meaning of stardom and specifically of rock icons Shumway looks at the careers and cultural legacies of seven rock stars in the context of popular music careers and cultural legacies of seven rock stars in the context of popular music culture Elvis Presley James Brown Bob Dylan the Rolling Stones the Grateful Dead Joni Mitchell and Bruce Springsteen Granted there are many names that fall into the rock. Tars without beginning with Elvis His impact was of enormous significance on how the public perceived musicians While Elvis didn t delve into politics he was the clay that molded the future for rock musicians to become so powerful that rock stars became Shumway identifies people and a couple of groups as stars musicians who transcended a single medium and whether on their own volition or through the careful crafting of their record companies embodied an ethos that their audiences embraced as than entertainment I thought this might be an entertaining but erudite discussion of stardom and celebrity It s written in a scholarly dry way obviously a class text book There was nothi. Icon category and that might rightfully appear on this list Partly that is the point rock star is a familiar and desired category but also a contested oneShumway investigates the rock star as a particular kind of cultural construction different from mere celebrity After the golden age of moviemaking Media Exposure Allowed Rock Stars Political Sway Than Hollywood's Studio exposure allowed rock stars political sway than "Hollywood's studio and rock stars gradually replaced movie stars as key "studio and rock stars gradually replaced movie stars as key heroes Because of changes in American society and the media industries rock stars have become much ex. ,
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