Celebrity and Power: Fame in Contemporary Culture
Simultaneously celebrated and denigrated, celebrities represent not only the embodiment of success, but also the ultimate construction of false value. Celebrity and Power questions the impulse to become embroiled with the construction and collapse of the famous, exploring the concept of the new public intimacy: a product of social media in which celebrities from Lady Gaga to Barack Obama are expected to continuously campaign for audiences in new ways. In a new Introduction for this edition, P. David Marshall investigates the viewing public’s desire to associate with celebrity and addresses the explosion of instant access to celebrity culture, bringing famous people and their admirers closer than ever before.
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For instance, the online site of the BET cable entertainment channel shows the
singer and actor Beyoncé's life through Tumblr, a multimedia social networking
website. Beyoncé is pictured in forty-five images that are highly constructed into ...
Via social media that have emerged over the past ten years, such as Facebook,
Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, and Pinterest, and via socially networked content
distribution systems such as You-Tube and Flickr, hundreds of millions of
The number of followers on Twitter, the number of views for a particular YouTube
video or image on Tumblr, the tracking of Twitter hashtags' virality, and the
number of friends on Facebook are defining the new metrics of fame and, ...
“Beyonce's Life through Tumblr.” http://www.bet.com/news/fashion-andbeauty/
beyoncetumblr-life-concert. 2013. Biography (journal, University of Hawaii Press)
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Tracing the Meaning of the Public Individual
The Mob the Crowd
Tools for the Analysis of the Celebrity as a Form
The Cinematic Apparatus and the Construction
Televisions Construction of the Celebrity
The System of Celebrity
The Embodiment of Affect in Political Culture
Forms of PowerForms of Public Subjectivity