Smart living: Lifestyle media and popular expertise

Lewis, T 2008, Smart living: Lifestyle media and popular expertise, Peter Lang, New York, USA.


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Title Smart living: Lifestyle media and popular expertise
Author(s) Lewis, T
Year 2008
Publisher Peter Lang
Place of publication New York, USA
Subjects Communication and Media Studies not elsewhere classified
Summary Lifestyle gurus are increasingly intruding on everyday life, directing ordinary people to see themselves as "projects" that can be "made over" through embracing an ethos of relentless self-improvement. Smart Living, the volume 15 in the series of Popular Culture and Everyday Life, argues that they represent a new form of popular expertise sweeping the world. Written in a lively and accessible manner, the book examines this cult of expertise across a range of media and cultural sites and offers the reader a range of critical tools for understanding the recent emergence of this popular international phenomenon. Smart Living is a must-read for anyone interested in the relationship between popular media culture and contemporary social life.
Copyright notice © 2008 Peter Lang Publishing, Inc.
ISBN 9780820486772
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