TITLE

Rhinestone Cowboy: Alzheimer's, Celebrity, and the Collusions of Self

AUTHOR(S)
Selberg, Scott
PUB. DATE
December 2017
SOURCE
American Quarterly;Dec2017, Vol. 69 Issue 4, p883
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article explores the efforts of celebrities to reform the dominant culture of Alzheimer's disease in the U.S. and the debates in media and American studies about the shifting status of selfhood and popular discourse of self in the media. It describes and challenges public investments in the recuperative power of celebrity and media for a compromised selfhood. It highlights the celebration of country and pop musician Glen Campbell's career in the wake of his public diagnosis of Alzheimer's.
ACCESSION #
126988443

 

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