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How do stars increase consumption?

In the 1960s, rock and roll was more than just music, it was a lifestyle. Robert Christgau argued that rock and roll was instrumental in opening up the generation gap and fertilizing the largely sexual energy that has flowered into the youth lifestyle. Since youth were drawn to such ideals, they are then willing to … Continue reading

The Rock Star Image in a Consumerism World

When I think ‘rock stars,’ my mind doesn’t wander to Bon Jovi or Bono anymore (although they are still quite popular). I think of young celebrities that the younger fan base is attracted too. Star names like Willow Smith, Miley Cyrus, and Kelly Osbourne pop into my head off the top of my mind. They … Continue reading