Deconstructing Brad Pitt
Christopher Schaberg, Robert Bennett
Bloomsbury Publishing USA, Oct 9, 2014 - Social Science - 296 pages
The reactions evoked by images of and stories about Brad Pitt are many and wide-ranging: while one person might swoon or exclaim, another rolls his eyes or groans. How a single figure provokes such strong, often opposing emotions is a puzzle, one elegantly explored and perhaps even solved by Deconstructing Brad Pitt.
Co-editors Christopher Schaberg and Robert Bennett have shaped a book that is not simply a multifaceted analysis of Brad Pitt as an actor and as a celebrity, but which is also a personal inquiry into how we are drawn to, turned on, or otherwise piqued by Pitt's performances and personae. Written in accessible prose and culled from the expertise of scholars across different fields, Deconstructing Brad Pitt lingers on this iconic actor and elucidates his powerful influence on contemporary culture.
The editors will be donating a portion of their royalties to Pitt's Make It Right foundation.
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CHAPTER TEN Becoming Brad
CHAPTER ELEVENA Star is Born
CHAPTER TWELVE Brad Pitt for Mayor
CHAPTER THIRTEEN Gay for Brad
LIST OF CONTRIBUTORS
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