Fame Games: The Production of Celebrity in Australia

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Fame Games uncovers the manufacturing process that is behind the array of personalities we see in Australian media. It investigates the changed public sphere and the altered mediascape that publicity and public relations have generated around the circulation of celebrities connected to the various cultural commodities produced by the entertainment industries. Key figures from the emergent Australian celebrity industry--from managers and agents to publicists, promoters and mass market magazine editors--were ...
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Overview

Fame Games uncovers the manufacturing process that is behind the array of personalities we see in Australian media. It investigates the changed public sphere and the altered mediascape that publicity and public relations have generated around the circulation of celebrities connected to the various cultural commodities produced by the entertainment industries. Key figures from the emergent Australian celebrity industry--from managers and agents to publicists, promoters and mass market magazine editors--were interviewed to provide a nuanced reading of how personalities are developed and are essential elements of how news and entertainment is conveyed to us.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521791472
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 10/9/2000
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.51 (d)

Table of Contents

List of tables and illustrations
List of interviewees
Acknowledgements
1 Celebrity and the Media 1
2 The Rise of Promotional Culture 29
3 Producing Celebrity 60
4 Managing the Media 93
5 Core Territory: Celebrities and the Women's Magazines 116
6 Changes in the Media Landscape 160
Notes 179
Index 189
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