Understanding Celebrity

ISBN-10: 144625321X
ISBN-13: 9781446253212
Edition: 2nd 2013
Authors: Graeme Turner
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Description: Where does the production of celebrity end and its consumption begin? Platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and reality TV allow us a previously unimagined engagement with the manufactured 'persona' of celebrity. Understanding Celebrity has  More...

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Book details

Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Limited
Publication date: 10/22/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 184
Size: 6.14" wide x 9.21" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Where does the production of celebrity end and its consumption begin? Platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and reality TV allow us a previously unimagined engagement with the manufactured 'persona' of celebrity. Understanding Celebrity has become the go-to text for understanding the connection between the production and consumption of this 'persona'. The long-awaited second edition assesses the changing nature of this pivotal relationship in celebrity studies. The book:- Explains how social media is key in establishing an online presence for celebrities- Critically analyses the changing nature of fan culture within the online environment - Delves into a richer and more detailed account of the history of celebrity- Examines in greater depth the increased role of reality TV- Incorporates recent contributions from feminist scholars to the field Enriched with new examples drawn from popular culture, this is a contemporary and incisive look at celebrity studies. Understanding Celebrity is not only an essential text, but a stimulating read for students of media and cultural studies, and sociology.

Graeme Turner is Professor of Cultural Studies at the Centre for Critical and Cultural Studies, The University of Queensland, Australia

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