Seeing Stars: Spectacle, Society and Celebrity Culture
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Seeing Stars: Spectacle, Society and Celebrity Culture

by Pramod K Nayar
     
 

ISBN-10: 8178299070

ISBN-13: 9788178299075

Pub. Date: 02/09/2009

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Celebrity Culture explores the ways in which celebrities are 'manufactured', how they establish their hold on the public imagination, and how social responses enable them to be what they are.
Celebrity culture is marked by three main responses: adulation, identification, and emulation. The book proposes that these responses are generated as a result of

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Overview

Celebrity Culture explores the ways in which celebrities are 'manufactured', how they establish their hold on the public imagination, and how social responses enable them to be what they are.
Celebrity culture is marked by three main responses: adulation, identification, and emulation. The book proposes that these responses are generated as a result of media constructions of celebrities. Therefore, celebrity culture is something that must be studied as a consequence of new forms of media representation and mass culture.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9788178299075
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
02/09/2009
Pages:
196
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Who Wants to be a Celebrity?
A Star is Born: Constructing Celebrity
Star Power: The Celebrity as Spectacle
Star Spotting: Celebrity and Scandal
With Stars in our Eyes: Consuming Celebrity
Conclusion: The New Cool of Celebrity Culture
Bibliography
Index

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