By P. David Marshall
Companion to Celebrity provides a multi-disciplinary number of unique essays that discover myriad matters on the subject of the origins, evolution, and present tendencies within the box of big name studies.
- Offers an in depth, systematic, and transparent presentation of all facets of star reports, with a constitution that rigorously construct its enquiry
- Draws at the most modern scholarly advancements in superstar analyses
- Presents new and provocative methods of exploring celebrity’s meanings and textures
- Considers the innovative ways that new social media have impacted at the construction and intake of celebrity
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The madness made him vulnerable and sympathetic, and his peppery selfrighteousness made him respectable. Such a figure, removed but familiar, acquired the aura of celebrity without having to work for it. The state required a dignified and dutiful sovereign; the people, in their turn, looked for a great personage who was at one and the same time neighbor, national possession (they couldn’t make him kneel to them, as they did Garrick, but they could insist he showed himself to them), and type and token of the good life.
As the chapters in Part Three on Celebrity Value isolate (in particular, see Alison Hearn and Stephanie Schoenhoff ’s chapter “From celebrity to influencer”), visibility and recognition have expanded in significance over these last two centuries as well. Recognition’s growth in significance is linked to our highly mediatized culture, where the extension of the self into the public world has been a source of at least a sense of greater impact. Whether in the world of entertainment or politics, for instance, recognizable visibility shapes cultural production as much as political success.
And Holmes, S. (eds) (2007) Stardom and Celebrity: A Reader. London: Sage. Rojek, C. (2001) Celebrity. London: Reaktion. ” The Conversation, Nov. com/honorarydoctorates-well-deserved-or-just-a-bit-of-spin-4267 (accessed Apr. 2015). The Speaker (1895). ” June 1, pp. 595–6. Turner, G. (2013) Understanding Celebrity (2004). 2nd rev. edn. London: Sage. Part One The Genealogy of Celebrity Introduction P. David Marshall Using the term genealogy of celebrity as opposed to the history of celebrity for this opening part is quite deliberate.
A Companion to Celebrity by P. David Marshall