Kardashian Kulture

ISBN: 978-1-78743-707-4, eISBN: 978-1-78743-706-7

Publication date: 30 August 2019


Cashmore, E. (2019), "Prelims", Kardashian Kulture (Society Now), Emerald Publishing Limited, Leeds, pp. i-vii.



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ISBN: 978-1-78743-707-4 (Print)

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My work with Jamie Cleland and Kevin Dixon, in Screen Society, along with my solo books Elizabeth Taylor: A Private Life for Public Consumption, and Making Sense of Sports, have informed several passages of this book.