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Overview

"This welcome addition to the literature on fame goes beyond goes beyond stardom--though Redmond and Holmes cover that topic well--to discuss stardom and celebrity in general."
A.L. Knight, CHOICE

This book brings together some of the seminal interventions which have structured the development of star/celebrity studies, while crucially combining and situating these within the context of new essays which address the contemporary, cross-media and international landscape of today's fame culture. At the core of the collection is a desire to map out a unique historical trajectory - both in terms of the development of fame, as well as the historical development of star/celebrity studies.

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"This welcome addition to the literature on fame goes beyond goes beyond stardom—though Redmond and Holmes cover that topic well—to discuss stardom and celebrity in general. "— A.L. Knight
CHOICE - A.L. Knight
"This welcome addition to the literature on fame goes beyond goes beyond stardom--though Redmond and Holmes cover that topic well--to discuss stardom and celebrity in general."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412923217
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 11/1/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 915,513
  • Product dimensions: 6.60 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

PART ONE: STAR AND CELEBRITY CULTURE: THEORETICAL ANTECEDENTS
The Nature of Charismatic Domination - Max Weber
The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction - Walter Benjamin
The Culture Industry: Enlightenment as Mass Deception - Theodor W. Adorno and Max Horkheimer
Myth Today - Roland Barthes
"THAT-HAS-BEEN"; The Pose; The Luminous Rays,Colour; Amazement; Authentification - Roland Barthes
The Ecstasy of Communication - Jean Baudrillard
PART TWO THE ANALYSIS OF FAME: UNDERSTANDING STARDOM
The Powerless Elite - Franceso Alberoni
Theory and Sociological Research on the Phenomenon of the Stars
Stars - Richard Dyer
Heavenly Bodies - Richard Dyer
Stars as a Cinematic Phenomenon - John Ellis
Re-examining Stardom - Christine Geraghty
Questions of Texts, Bodies and Performance
From Beyond Control to In Control - Rebecca Williams
Investigating Barrymore's Feminist Agency/Authorship
PART THREE: FAME - REMEMBER MY NAME?: HISTORIES OF STARDOM AND CELEBRITY
The Emergence of the Star System in America - Richard deCordova
The Assembly Line of Greatness - Joshua Gamson
Celebrity in Twentith-Century America
'Torture, Treacle, Tears and Trickery' - Su Holmes
Celebrities,'Ordinary' People, and This is Your Life
Celebrity and Religion - Chris Rojek
The Dream of Acceptability - Leo Braudy
PART FOUR: PRODUCING FAME: 'BECAUSE I'M WORTH IT'
The Economy of Celebrity - Graeme Turner
Sharon Stone in a Gap Turtleneck - Rebecca L. Epstein
Who Owns Celebrity? Privacy, Publicity and the Legal Regulation of Celebrity Images - Philip Drake
Celebrity CEOS and the cultural economy of tabloid intimacy - Jo Littler
From the Alter to the Market-Place and Back Again - Wenche Ommundsen
Understanding Literary Celebrity
PART FIVE: MADE IN CULTURE: STAR AND CELEBRITY REPRESENTATIONS
The Face of Garbo - Roland Barthes
The Whiteness of Stars - Sean Redmond
Looking at Kate Winslet's Unruly White Body
The Hollywood Latina Body as a Site of Social Struggle - Mary C. Beltran
Media Constructions of Stardom and Jennifer Lopez's "Cross-over Butt"
'Ozzy Worked for those Bleeping Doors with the Crosses on them' - Lisa Holderman
The Osbournes as Social Class Narrative
Mobile Identities, Digital Stars, and Post-Cinematic Selves - Mary Flanagan
PART SIX: CONSUMING FAME/BECOMING FAMOUS: CELEBRITY AND ITS AUDIENCE
With Stars in their Eyes - Jackie Stacey
Female Spectators and the Paradoxes of Consumption
A Star is Dead: A Legend is Born - Yiman Wang
Practicing Leslie Cheung's Posthumous Fandom
Doing it For Themselves? Teenage Girls, Sexuality and Fame - Catherine Lumby
Media Power - Nick Couldry
Some Hidden Dimensions
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