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The authors investigate topics such as the intimacy of fame, political celebrity, stardom in ...
The authors investigate topics such as the intimacy of fame, political celebrity, stardom in American 'quality' television (Sarah Jessica Parker), celebrity 'reality' TV (I'm a Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here!), the circulation of the porn star, the gallery film (David/David Beckham), the concept of cartoon celebrity (The Simpsons), fandom and celebrity (k.d. lang, NSYNC), celebrity in the tabloid press, celebrity magazines (heat, Celebrity Skins), the fame of the serial killer and narratives of mental illness in celebrity culture.
The collection is organized into four themed sections: Fame Now broadly examines the contemporary contours of fame as they course through new media sites (such as 'reality' TV and the internet) and different social, cultural and political spaces. Fame Body attempts to situate the star or celebrity body at the centre of the production, circulation and consumption of contemporary fame. Fame Simulation considers the increasingly strained relationship between celebrity and artifice and 'authenticity'. Fame Damage looks at the way the representation of fame is bound up with auto-destructive tendencies or dissolution.
|1||Introduction : understanding celebrity culture||1|
|2||Intimate fame everywhere||27|
|3||It's a jungle out there! : playing the game of fame in celebrity reality TV||45|
|4||'Bringing out the [star] in you' : SJP, Carrie Bradshaw and the evolution of television stardom||67|
|5||'I'm a celebrity, get me into politics' : the political celebrity and the celebrity politician||87|
|6||Not just another powerless elite? : when media fans become subcultural celebrities||101|
|7||Spectacular male bodies and jazz age celebrity culture||129|
|8||Seeing is believing : constructions of stardom and the gay porn star in US gay video pornography||145|
|9||Celebrity skins : the illicit textuality of the celebrity nude magazine||161|
|10||Get a famous body : star styles and celebrity gossip in heat magazine||177|
|11||'Droppin' it like it's hot' : the sporting body of Serena Williams||195|
|12||Glitter and grain : aura and authenticity in the celebrity photographs of Juergen Teller||215|
|13||The mockery of cartoon celebrity : the Simpsons and the fragmented individual||231|
|14||Spending time with (a) celebrity : Sam Taylor-Wood's video portrait of David Beckham||241|
|15||'I'm jealous of the fake me' : postmodern subjectivity and identity construction in boy band fan fiction||253|
|16||Langsters online : K. D. Lang and the creation of Internet fan communities||269|
|17||Idols of destruction : celebrity and the serial killer||295|
|18||Madly famous : narratives of mental illness in celebrity culture||311|
|19||Celebrity : the killing fields of popular music||329|
|20||'Sometimes you wanna hate celebrities' : tabloid readers and celebrity coverage||343|