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The Resource What price fame?, Tyler Cowen

What price fame?, Tyler Cowen

Label
What price fame?
Title
What price fame?
Statement of responsibility
Tyler Cowen
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Tyler Cowen explores and elucidates the economics of fame. Fame motivates the talented and draws like-minded fans together. But it also may put profitability ahead of quality, visibility above subtlety, and privacy out of reach. The separation of fame and merit is one of the central dilemmas Cowen considers in his account of the modern market economy. He shows how fame is produced, outlines the principles that govern who becomes famous and why, and discusses whether fame-seeking behavior harmonizes individual and social interests or corrupts social discourse and degrades culture." "Cowen considers the implications of modern fame for creativity, privacy, and morality. Where critics from Plato to Allan Bloom have decried the quest for fame, Cowen takes a more pragmatic, optimistic view. He identifies the benefits of a fame-intensive society and makes a persuasive case that however bad fame may turn out to be for the famous, it is generally good for society and culture."--Jacket
  • "Tyler Cowen explores and elucidates the economics of fame. Fame motivates the talented and draws like-minded fans together. But it also may put profitability ahead of quality, visibility above subtlety, and privacy out of reach. The separation of fame and merit is one of the central dilemmas Cowen considers in his account of the modern market economy. He shows how fame is produced, outlines the principles that govern who becomes famous and why, and discusses whether fame-seeking behavior harmonizes individual and social interests or corrupts social discourse and degrades culture." "Cowen considers the implications of modern fame for creativity, privacy, and morality. Where critics from Plato to Allan Bloom have decried the quest for fame, Cowen takes a more pragmatic, optimistic view. He identifies the benefits of a fame-intensive society and makes a persuasive case that however bad fame may turn out to be for the famous, it is generally good for society and culture."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cowen, Tyler
Dewey number
306.4
Index
index present
LC call number
BJ1470.5
LC item number
.C69 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fame
  • Reputatie
  • Economische aspecten
  • Ruhm
Label
What price fame?, Tyler Cowen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-229) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The intensity of fame in modern society. -- Why fame is separated from merit. -- The new heroes and role models. -- The test of time. -- The proliferation of fame. -- The dark side of fame. -- Lessons for the future
Control code
42389566
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
248 pages
Isbn
9780674001558
Lccn
99045903
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)42389566
Label
What price fame?, Tyler Cowen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-229) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The intensity of fame in modern society. -- Why fame is separated from merit. -- The new heroes and role models. -- The test of time. -- The proliferation of fame. -- The dark side of fame. -- Lessons for the future
Control code
42389566
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
248 pages
Isbn
9780674001558
Lccn
99045903
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)42389566

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