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Description In recent years, the study of celebrity has developed and cohered into a flourishing field of social and cultural analysis. There is huge interest in topics such as the politics and logic of glamour; the role of the public-relations industry in manipulating television audiences; the relationship between fame and social control; and the economics of the so-called celebrity industry.
And as interest in celebrity continues to explode, a variety of forerunners to its study-drawing on materials from a wide range of disciplines including sociology, cultural studies, history, psychology, organization studies, politics, film, and literary studies-have been rediscovered and reformulated.
Among the lines of enquiry and critical tools that have been recuperated as pertinent to the study of celebrity are leadership, charisma, role models, dojek, role sets, ideology, manipulation, commodification, interpellation, narcissism, signification and individuality.
The sheer scale of the available research exploring the many implications of the phenomenon of celebrity-and the breadth and complexity of the canon on which rojsk studies draws-makes this new Major Work from Routledge especially timely. It answers the urgent need for a wide-ranging collection which provides easy access to the key items of scholarly literature, material that is often inaccessible or scattered throughout a variety of specialist journals and books.
Celebrity : Chris Rojek :
In four volumes, Celebrity brings together the best and most influential foundational and cutting-edge research on: Marxism, structuralism, semiotics, and cultural materialism ; the mechanics of celebrity such as the sociology and psychology of showmanship ; and key controversies and current debates e.
Celebrity is supplemented with a full index, and includes a comprehensive introduction, newly written by the editor, which places the collected material in its historical and intellectual context.
It is destined to be valued by scholars, students, and researchers as a vital research resource.
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Table of contents Celebrity: Ancient Roots and Controversies 1. Its Origin and Evolution’, History Today,21, Modernity and Celebrity 3.
Franklin’s Epitaph’, New Colophon,3, Observations on Intimacy at a Distance’, Journal of Psychiatry,19, 3, Digital Pleaseures and the End of the Unconscious’, Screen,41, 1, America’s Movie Stars’, Qualitative Sociology,12, 1, Fandom in Japan’, Ethnology,36, 4, Media and Communication Studies Mythic Spectacle’, Journal of Communications,25, 1, Deconstructing Contemporary Celebrity in heat Magazine’, Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies,19, 1, Catastrophe and Celebrity Culture’, European Studies,16, Book ratings by Goodreads.
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