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_Deconstructing Brad Pitt

_Deconstructing Brad Pitt

by Christopher Schaberg

Christopher Schaberg is Associate Professor of English at Loyola University New Orleans, USA, and author of The Textual Life of Airports: Reading the Culture of Flight (2013). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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and Robert Bennett

Robert Bennett is Associate Professor of English at Montana State University, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2014
  • DOI:
    10.5040/9781501300295
  • ISBN:
    9781501300295 (online)

    9781623569464 (hardback)

    9781623561796 (paperback)

    9781623561932 (epub)

    9781623563967 (epdf)
  • Edition:
    First edition
  • Place of Publication:
    New York
_Deconstructing Brad Pitt
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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.