Only 15 Minutes? The Social Stratification of Fame in Printed Media

  title={Only 15 Minutes? The Social Stratification of Fame in Printed Media},
  author={Arnout van de Rijt and Eran Shor and Charles B. Ward and Steven Skiena},
  journal={American Sociological Review},
  pages={266 - 289}
Contemporary scholarship has conceptualized modern fame as an open system in which people continually move in and out of celebrity status. This model stands in stark contrast to the traditional notion in the sociology of stratification that depicts stable hierarchies sustained through classic forces such as social structure and cumulative advantage. We investigate the mobility of fame using a unique data source containing daily records of references to person names in a large corpus of English… Expand

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