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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 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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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