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CELEBRITY SOCIETY
Country - Partner Institution - Programs: Australia - University of Sydney - 'Australian Universities'
UC Course SubjectSociology
Number & Suffix: 107
Full UC Title: CELEBRITY SOCIETY 
Transcript Title: CELEBRITY SOCIETY 
UC QTR Units - Division: 6.0 - Upper Division 
Course Description: The economic significance of celebrity is enormous, and the cross-over between the realm of supposedly superficial celebrity and politics appears only to be intensifying, with actors and pop stars becoming politicians, politicians needing to function in the same way as celebrities, and the increased association with celebrities for political effectiveness. This course investigates what binds celebrities and politicians together, what makes celebrity a particular social form characteristic of modernity, and what makes it possible to speak of a "celebrity society." It examines the changing social, economic, political, and legal consequences that flow from the public visibility of celebrity, including the creation of specific kinds of value – status, esteem, recognition, wealth, influence, authority, and even power. 
Language of Instruction: English
 
Partner Title: CELEBRITY SOCIETY 
Partner University Department: Sociology and Social Policy 
Partner University Course Number: SCLG2629