American idolatry

celebrity, commodity and reality television by Christopher E. Bell

Publisher: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers in Jefferson, N.C

Written in English
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  • American idol (Television program),
  • Reality television programs -- United States,
  • Popular culture -- United States
  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementChristopher E. Bell.
    LC ClassificationsPN1992.77.A56 B35 2010
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23962646M
    ISBN 109780786448241
    LC Control Number2009049615

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