America First

Author: Mandy Merck
ISBN: 9780415337922
Size: 11,84 MB
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Collecting together critical essays, this anthology approaches cinematic refractions of American identity & examines some of the many US films that have underscored their role in interpreting & constituting 'America' by announcing themselves as 'American'. It is useful for the students of American cultural & film studies.

A Companion To Celebrity

Author: P. David Marshall
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118475011
Size: 11,52 MB
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"Companion to Celebrity" presents a multi-disciplinary collection of original essays that explore myriad issues relating to the origins, evolution, and current trends in the field of celebrity studies. Offers a detailed, systematic, and clear presentation of all aspects of celebrity studies, with a structure that carefully build its enquiry Draws on the latest scholarly developments in celebrity analyses Presents new and provocative ways of exploring celebrity's meanings and textures Considers the revolutionary ways in which new social media have impacted on the production and consumption of celebrity

Celebrity Culture And The Entertainment Industry In Asia

Author: Vivienne Leung
Editor: Intellect Books
ISBN: 1783208090
Size: 14,87 MB
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Offering a rare insight into the world of celebrity and media in China and beyond, Celebrity Culture and the Entertainment Industry in Asia deconstructs the dynamics of “stardom” and celebrity endorsement in East Asia, and examines its impact on marketing communications and media. Through first-hand interviews with celebrities and entertainment industry practitioners, the book discusses the social, cultural and economic influences of celebrity through topics such as self-identity, celebrity-driven consumer behaviour, gender and race stereotypes, idol worship, etc. Interviews with celebrities such as Kai-Wah Kwok, Bob Lam, Denise Ho, Hilary Tsui and Francis Mak present the reader with insider accounts of celebrity formation, management and marketing in Hong Kong and Mainland China, as well as South Korea and Taiwan. These untold inside stories of celebrity endorsement and advocacy will stimulate both academic and general readers’ interest in rethinking the economic and cultural implications of the phenomenon of stardom.

Celebrity And Power

Author: P. David Marshall
Editor: U of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 1452944024
Size: 13,38 MB
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Simultaneously celebrated and denigrated, celebrities represent not only the embodiment of success, but also the ultimate construction of false value. Celebrity and Power questions the impulse to become embroiled with the construction and collapse of the famous, exploring the concept of the new public intimacy: a product of social media in which celebrities from Lady Gaga to Barack Obama are expected to continuously campaign for audiences in new ways. In a new Introduction for this edition, P. David Marshall investigates the viewing public’s desire to associate with celebrity and addresses the explosion of instant access to celebrity culture, bringing famous people and their admirers closer than ever before.

Celebrity Culture

Author: Ellis Cashmore
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1134191421
Size: 11,31 MB
Format: PDF
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In this fascinating and topical beginners guide, Ellis Cashmore explores the intriguing issue of celebrity culture: its origins, its meaning and its global influence. Covering such varied perspectives as fame addiction, the ‘celebrification’ of politics and celebrity fatigue, Cashmore analyzes the relationship celebrity has with commodification and the consumer society, and investigates the new media and the quest for self-perfection. Cashmore takes readers on a quest that visits the Hollywood film industry of the early twentieth century, the film set of Cleopatra in the 1970s, the dressing room of Madonna in the 1980s, the burial of Diana in the 1990s, and the Big Brother house of the early 2000s. Author of Beckham and Tyson, Cashmore collects research, theory, and case studies en route as he explores the intriguing issue of celebrity culture: its origins, its meaning, and its global influence. Including reviews of existing literature, and an outline of key contemporary topics, this absorbing book skilfully explains why we have become so captivated by the lives and loves of the celebrity and, in so doing, presents the clearest, most comprehensive, wide-ranging, and accessible account of celebrity culture to date.

Lady Gaga And The Remaking Of Celebrity Culture

Author: Amber L. Davisson
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 0786474750
Size: 18,98 MB
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"This book charts the way Lady Gaga manages the celebrity persona in her relationships with her fans, the development of her gender identity, her parodying of other celebrities, and her navigation of the legal and economic system that make up the music industry. For Gaga, treating celebrity as performance art means living the persona 24 hours a day"--

Star Struck An Encyclopedia Of Celebrity Culture

Author: Sam Riley
Editor: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313358133
Size: 14,55 MB
Format: PDF
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This balanced examination looks at America's pervasive celebrity culture, concentrating on the period from 1950 to the present day. • 86 entries by 30 contributors are alphabetically organized by topic • A timeline section covers events connected with the development of our celebrity culture and will be especially useful to younger readers who have not lived through the entire period covered by the book • An extensive bibliography of works dealing with celebrity is provided to encourage further reading and examination of the topic

Stardom Discussions On Fame And Celebrity Culture

Author: Katarzyna Bronk
Editor: BRILL
ISBN: 1848881371
Size: 13,35 MB
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The Tabloid Culture Reader

Author: Biressi, Anita
Editor: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335219314
Size: 14,14 MB
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The Tabloid Culture Reader provides an accessible and useful introduction to the field.