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Stardom: Industry of Desire
     

Stardom: Industry of Desire

by Christine Gledhill
 

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ISBN-10: 0415052181

ISBN-13: 9780415052184

Pub. Date: 08/22/1991

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

In the past stars have been studied as cogs in a mass entertainment industry selling desires and ideologies. But since the 1970s, new approaches have reopened debate, as film and cultural studies try to account for the active role of the star in producing meanings, pleasures, and identites for a diversity of audiences. Stardom brings together for the first

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In the past stars have been studied as cogs in a mass entertainment industry selling desires and ideologies. But since the 1970s, new approaches have reopened debate, as film and cultural studies try to account for the active role of the star in producing meanings, pleasures, and identites for a diversity of audiences. Stardom brings together for the first time some of the major writing of the last decade which seeks to understand the phemomenon of stars and stardom. Gathered under four headings - The System, Stars and Society, Performers and Signs, Desire and Politics - these essays represent a range of approaches drawn from film history, sociolgy, textual analysis, audience research, psychoanalysis, and cultural politics. They raise important issues about the politics of representation and the cultural limitations and possibilities of stars.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415052184
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/22/1991
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
360
Sales rank:
837,095
Product dimensions:
6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.75(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Contributors:

Christine Gledhill, Janet Staiger, Richard de Cordova, Charles Eckert, Thomas Harris, Karen Alexander, Richard Dyer, Charlotte Cornelia Herzog, Jane Marie Gaines, Charles Wolfe, Behroze Ghandy, Rosie Thomas, Jackie Stacey, Barry King, John O. Thompson,

Andrew Britton, Michael Mourlet, David Lusted, Tessa Perkins, Miriam Hansen, Andrea Weiss, Kobena Mercer.

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