Understanding Media Inside Celebrity

Author: Jessica Evans
Publisher: Open University Press
ISBN: 9780335218806
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Understanding Media Inside Celebrity from the Author: Jessica Evans. Understanding Media cites current scholarship to shed light on how celebrities are manufactured by media and why audiences respond as they do. With case studies ranging from King Louis XIV to pop star Kylie Minogue, it examines the construction of celebrity in four concepts: history, text, production, and audience. Areas of discussion include:

Cultural Studies And Finance Capitalism

Author: Mark Hayward
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317995457
Size: 46.11 MB
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Cultural Studies And Finance Capitalism from the Author: Mark Hayward. While many discussions of the economic crisis of 2007-2008 have sought to explain the causes of the financial collapse, this volume looks to supplement these accounts by exploring possible alternatives for the post-crisis world in which we now live. However, rather than offering a strictly economic approach, Cultural Studies and Finance Capitalism argues that the crisis was as much cultural as economic, and that any way forward must understand the complex relationship between media, culture and the economy. The chapters in this volume deal with a wide range of themes including celebrity culture, media coverage of the economy, examinations of economic theory and financial markets. They bring together research that combines an historical perspective with a view towards the future of critical cultural and political analysis. In a period marked by anxiety and economic austerity, this volume offers the reader tools for understanding the place and importance of cultural research in the post-crisis era. This book was originally published as a special issue of the journal Cultural Studies.

Media Industries

Author: Jennifer Holt
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1405163410
Size: 59.56 MB
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Media Industries from the Author: Jennifer Holt. Comprised of newly commissioned essays by leading scholars in film, communications and cultural studies, this book presents a unique road map of critical thinking and history analysis.

A Companion To Celebrity

Author: P. David Marshall
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118475070
Size: 20.87 MB
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A Companion To Celebrity from the Author: P. David Marshall. 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

Media And Everyday Life

Author: Tim Markham
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 1137477202
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Media And Everyday Life from the Author: Tim Markham. Establishing a critical break with the way we usually experience media as given, this text takes a step back and asks challenging questions about what underpins that experience, and sets out the full range of academic perspectives available to begin to answer those questions.

The Cultural Industries

Author: David Hesmondhalgh
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446209261
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The Cultural Industries from the Author: David Hesmondhalgh. The first two editions of The Cultural Industries scrutinized the transformation in creativity and the cultural industries in a political, economic and cultural context. Now undisputedly a classic, this Third Edition offers essential updates to map the contemporary media landscape. David Hesmondhalgh offers a distinctive critical approach to cultural production that makes this book a must-read for students of media, communication and cultural studies and sociology.

Media Discourse Representation And Interaction

Author: Mary Talbot
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748630074
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Media Discourse Representation And Interaction from the Author: Mary Talbot. This lively and accessible study of media and discourse combines theoretical reflection with empirical engagement, and brings together insights from a range of disciplines. Within media and cultural studies, the study of media texts is dominated by an exclusive focus on representation. This book adds long overdue attention to social interaction. The book is divided into two sections. The first outlines key theoretical issues and concepts, including informalisation, genre hybridisation, positioning, dialogism and discourse. The second is a sustained interrogation of social interaction in and around media. Re-examining issues of representation and interaction, it critically assesses work on the para-social and broadcast sociability, then explores distinct sites of interaction: production communities, audience communities and 'interactivity' with audiences.

Celebrity In China

Author: Louise Edwards
Publisher: Hong Kong University Press
ISBN: 9622090877
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Celebrity In China from the Author: Louise Edwards. Celebrity is a pervasive aspect of everyday life and a growing field of academic inquiry. This is the first book-length exploration of celebrity culture in the People's Republic of China and its interaction with international norms of celebrity production. The book comprises case studies from popular culture (film, music, dance, literature, internet); official culture (military, political, and moral exemplars) and business celebrities. This breadth illuminates the ways capitalism and communism converge in the elevation of particular individuals to fame in contemporary China. The book will interest scholars and students in media, popular culture and China studies. Journalists may find the book useful for their analysis of famous figures in China and people working in creative industries area may appreciate these insights into 'image management' in China.--Louise Edwards is professor of modern China studies at the University of Hong Kong. -Elaine Jeffreys is a senior lecturer in China studies at the University of Technology, Sydney.--

Celebrity Culture

Author: Ellis Cashmore
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134191421
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Celebrity Culture from the Author: Ellis Cashmore. 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.

Celebrity Society

Author: Robert van Krieken
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113629855X
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Celebrity Society from the Author: Robert van Krieken. On television, in magazines and books, on the internet and in films, celebrities of all sorts seem to monopolize our attention. Celebrity Society brings new dimensions to our understanding of celebrity, capturing the way in which the figure of ‘the celebrity’ is bound up with the emergence of modernity. It outlines how the ‘celebrification of society’ is not just the twentieth-century product of Hollywood and television, but a long-term historical process, beginning with the printing press, theatre and art. By looking beyond the accounts of celebrity ‘culture’, Robert van Krieken develops an analysis of ‘celebrity society’, with its own constantly changing social practices and structures, moral grammar, construction of self and identity, legal order and political economy organized around the distribution of visibility, attention and recognition. Drawing on the work of Norbert Elias, the book explains how contemporary celebrity society is the heir (or heiress) of court society, taking on but also democratizing many of the functions of the aristocracy. The book also develops the idea of celebrity as driven by the ‘economics of attention’, because attention has become a vital and increasingly valuable resource in the information age. This engaging new book will be a valuable resource for students and scholars in sociology, politics, history, celebrity studies, cultural studies, the sociology of media and cultural theory.