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Celebrity culture and crime: the joy of transgression

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Publication details

DatePublished - 2009
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Original languageEnglish

Publication series

NameCultural Criminology
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan


In the 21st century celebrities and celebrity culture thrives. This book tackles the much noted but little analysed relationship between celebrity and crime. Criminals who become celebrities (criminal celebrities) and celebrities who become criminals (rogue celebrities) will be examined in relation to Adorno and Horkheimer’s culture industry. This analysis will be linked to Foucault’s theory of governance and government which highlights the role of celebrity culture as a controlling force within current society.

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