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Celebrity in China

Louise Edwards and Elaine Jeffreys

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622090873
eISBN:
9789882206670
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622090873.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Celebrity is a pervasive aspect of everyday life and a growing field of academic inquiry. This is a book-length exploration of celebrity culture in the People's Republic of China and its interaction ... More


Celebrity Worship as Parareligion: Bieber and the Beliebers

Pete Ward

in Religion and Popular Culture in America, Third Edition

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520291447
eISBN:
9780520965225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291447.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter presents a study of celebrity worship in an attempt to clarify how popular culture can be like religion, although both remain categorically different. Most approaches to religion involve ... More


Celebrity Travels: Media Spectacles and the Construction of a Transnational Politics of Care

Spring-Serenity Duvall

in Circuits of Visibility: Gender and Transnational Media Cultures

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814737309
eISBN:
9780814744680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814737309.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter focuses on celebrities and their place in the neoliberal framework and dispensation of care. A long history of celebrity involvement in politics and humanitarian efforts has contributed ... More


Luxury, Lavishness, and Love

Cele C. Otnes

in Cinderella Dreams: The Allure of the Lavish Wedding

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520236615
eISBN:
9780520937505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520236615.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter discusses the democratization of luxury found in weddings, introducing the lavish-wedding culture and studying how it has spread from the United States to other countries around the ... More


Intimacies

David Haven Blake

in Walt Whitman and the Culture of American Celebrity

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300110173
eISBN:
9780300134810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300110173.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter examines the intimacy that Walt Whitman presumed with his audience. It analyzes Whitman's renowned sympathy constructs “the illusion of intimacy” that the public frequently has with ... More


Introduction: Frontispiece

David Haven Blake

in Walt Whitman and the Culture of American Celebrity

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300110173
eISBN:
9780300134810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300110173.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this volume which is about Walt Whitman and the culture of American celebrity. This volume explores how Whitman who was better known for political ... More


Celebrity and Power: Fame in Contemporary Culture

P. David Marshall

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816695621
eISBN:
9781452949680
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816695621.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Simultaneously celebrated and denigrated, celebrities represent not only the embodiment of success but also the ultimate construction of false value. This book questions the impulse to become ... More


White Femininity in the Nation, the Nation in White Femininity

Raka Shome

in Diana and Beyond: White Femininity, National Identity, and Contemporary Media Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038730
eISBN:
9780252096686
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038730.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This book examines how the narrative of white femininity transformed Princess Diana into a simultaneous signifier of a national and global popular. Situating the discussion of white femininity and ... More


Celebrity/Activist/Photographer: Mia Farrow

Catherine Summerhayes

in Female Authorship and the Documentary Image: Theory, Practice and Aesthetics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474419444
eISBN:
9781474444682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474419444.003.0013
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The chapter is focused primarily on Farrow’s compassionate motivation and how her compassion is embodied in her photographic work whilst it is also, inevitably, compromised by distribution and ... More


Introduction: TV Satire and Critical Metatainment in the Americas

Paul Alonso

in Satiric TV in the Americas: Critical Metatainment as Negotiated Dissent

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780190636500
eISBN:
9780190872861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190636500.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Chapter 1 introduces contemporary satiric TV shows as new forms of negotiated dissent that respond, at the national and global level, to the relation between power and media, the evolution of media ... More


Making Marie Curie: Intellectual Property and Celebrity Culture in an Age of Information

Eva Hemmungs Wirtén

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226235844
eISBN:
9780226235981
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226235981.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Making Marie Curie looks at the work that for more than a century has gone into (and continues to go into) creating the persona Marie Curie. In doing so, the book not only provides a new, composite ... More


The Royal Family Brand: A Right Royal Future?

Cele C. Otnes and Pauline Maclaran

in Royal Fever: The British Monarchy in Consumer Culture

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520273658
eISBN:
9780520962149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273658.003.0011
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

The final chapter offers the authors’ reflections on the future trajectory of the RFBC and the issues it will face as it tries to maintain its appeal in Britain and the world. In particularly, it ... More


When a Bestselling Author and a West End Actress Made a Spiritualist Performance: Collaboration, Networks and Theatre at the Fin de Siècle

Catherine Hindson

in The Edinburgh Companion to Fin de Siècle Literature, Culture and the Arts

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474408912
eISBN:
9781474445030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474408912.003.0017
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter offers a detailed reconstruction of the performance of a piece of avant-garde drama to highlights the prominent role of women in theatrical culture at the time, as both dramatists and ... More


Conclusion: Scott and Fame

Robert Mayer

in Walter Scott and Fame: Authors and Readers in the Romantic Age

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198794820
eISBN:
9780191836435
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198794820.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter lays out the conclusions of the study. It treats some new letter-writers—particularly Sir John James Stuart and the painter Benjamin Robert Haydon, both of whom presented themselves to ... More


Pint-Sized and Precocious: The Girl Star in Film History

Sarah Projansky

in Spectacular Girls: Media Fascination and Celebrity Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814770214
eISBN:
9780814764794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814770214.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter discusses two primary concerns of the book: first is the need to understand current representations of girls in relation to the past; and second, the theorization of the girl ... More


The Celebrity Effect: Isherwood, Hollywood, and the Performance of Self

Lisa Colletta

in The American Isherwood

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816683611
eISBN:
9781452949291
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816683611.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines how Christopher Isherwood became fascinated with celebrity culture in Hollywood in the 1940s and established a circle of friends that is a veritable who’s who of Classic ... More


Introduction

Alan Ackerman

in Just Words: Lillian Hellman, Mary McCarthy, and the Failure of Public Conversation in America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300167122
eISBN:
9780300171808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300167122.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter presents an introduction to the libel suit that author Lillian Hellman filed in 1980 against critic Mary McCarthy, who said on The Dick Cavett Show that every word Hellman wrote was a ... More


Allo-Semitism and the Performative Uncanny: Leah and Shylock, Svengali and the Count of Monte Cristo

Stephen Watt

in "Something Dreadful and Grand": American Literature and The Irish-Jewish Unconscious

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780190227951
eISBN:
9780190227975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190227951.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter examines widely seen Jewish characters on the later nineteenth-century American stage: Leah in Augustin Daly’s Leah, the Forsaken, Shylock in Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice, and ... More


Introduction

Eva Hemmungs Wirtén

in Making Marie Curie: Intellectual Property and Celebrity Culture in an Age of Information

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226235844
eISBN:
9780226235981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226235981.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter focuses on Marie Curie’s place in our present collective consciousness, paying particular attention to her role as a celebrity. By establishing the contours of her current fame, the ... More


"Go West, Young Women!": The Rise of Early Hollywood

Hilary Hallett

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520274082
eISBN:
9780520953680
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520274082.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In 1920 Los Angeles became the first western boomtown where women outnumbered men. In Go West, Young Women, Hilary A. Hallett explores the relatively unknown New Woman of the West and her role in the ... More


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