October 2004, Polity
Sinatra may not have found his Boswell with this study, but our understanding of him will never be the same again. Rojek's is the first book to take Sinatra's cultural significance seriously. It is a landmark work in our understanding of celebrity and popular culture. The book will be of interest to students of Cultural, Media and Communication Studies, Sociology and, most of all, anyone who has bought a Sinatra recording or seen a Sinatra film.
1. Frank's World.
2. Uomo Di Rispetto.
3. Antinomies of Achieved Celebrity.
4. The Rat Pack.
- This book provides a critical, sociological study of one of the 20th century’s greatest celebrities.
- Rojek writes about the major aspects of Sinatra’s varied life as a world famous celebrity: his singing career, his film work, and his involvement in political and Mafioso intrigues from the 60’s onward.
- The book constitutes an insightful analysis of the culture of stardom, and the relationship between celebrity and popular culture.