The Resource Is Gwyneth Paltrow wrong about everything? : how the famous sell us elixirs of health, beauty & happiness, Timothy Caulfield

Is Gwyneth Paltrow wrong about everything? : how the famous sell us elixirs of health, beauty & happiness, Timothy Caulfield

Label
Is Gwyneth Paltrow wrong about everything? : how the famous sell us elixirs of health, beauty & happiness
Title
Is Gwyneth Paltrow wrong about everything?
Title remainder
how the famous sell us elixirs of health, beauty & happiness
Statement of responsibility
Timothy Caulfield
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"An exploration of the effect our celebrity-dominated culture has on our ideas of living the good life. Our perceptions of beauty, health, success, and happiness are framed by a popular culture that is increasingly disconnected from reality. This isn't just a hyperbolic assertion. Research tells us that our health decisions and goals are influenced by both celebrity culture and celebrity endorsements, that our children's ambitions are now overwhelmingly governed by the fantasy of fame, and that our ideals of beauty and success are mediated through a celebrity-dominated worldview. The celebrity brand is at once the most desired state of being (modern-day royalty!) and one of the most socially problematic. Health law and policy researcher Timothy Caulfield provides a fun look into the celebrity world, including interesting facts and anecdotes, as well as a boatload of practical and evidence-based advice on everything from diet, skin care, and colon cleanses to detoxing from our celebrity ambitions. Caulfield tries out for American Idol, has a professional makeover, and endures the Gwyneth Paltrow-endorsed cleanse in this thoroughly unique, engaging, and provocative book"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
613.2
Index
index present
LC call number
R730
LC item number
.C375 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Is Gwyneth Paltrow wrong about everything? : how the famous sell us elixirs of health, beauty & happiness, Timothy Caulfield
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-244) and index
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  • mel
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Idol dreams -- Part I. The illusion of celebrity authority. Dieting, Gwyneth, and my cleanse -- Beauty tips from beautiful people -- Pamela Anderson's breasts -- Wired behavior -- Beauty and/or health? -- Part II. The illusion that you too can be a celebrity. Dreams of fame and fortune -- So you want to be a star? -- Celebrity dreams and cognitive biases -- Simon Cowell and social pressure -- Luck and ten thousand hours -- A lonely, health-destroying grind? -- Conclusion: The dream crusher?
Control code
ocn886745312
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 254 pages
Isbn
9780807057483
Lccn
2014041726
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
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.b34963352
System control number
  • (OCoLC)886745312
  • md34963352

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Melbourne Burwood CampusBorrow it
      221 Burwood Highway, Burwood, Victoria, 3125, AU
      -37.846510 145.115099
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