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Introduction: celebrity intersections

Marshall, P. David and Redmond, Sean 2016, Introduction: celebrity intersections. In Marshall, P. David and Redmond, Sean (ed), A companion to celebrity, Wiley Blackwell, London, Eng., pp.1-13.

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Title Introduction: celebrity intersections
Author(s) Marshall, P. DavidORCID iD for Marshall, P. David orcid.org/0000-0002-0418-4447
Redmond, SeanORCID iD for Redmond, Sean orcid.org/0000-0002-1460-8610
Title of book A companion to celebrity
Editor(s) Marshall, P. DavidORCID iD for Marshall, P. David orcid.org/0000-0002-0418-4447
Redmond, SeanORCID iD for Redmond, Sean orcid.org/0000-0002-1460-8610
Publication date 2016
Chapter number 1
Total chapters 27
Start page 1
End page 13
Total pages 13
Publisher Wiley Blackwell
Place of Publication London, Eng.
Keyword(s) Celebrity
Celebrity Studies
Honorary doctorates
Loneliness
Summary This introductory essay maps the area of celebrity studies and its migration into the academy(university) in the last 30 years. Through first a study of how celebrities have been used by universities to play in the attention economy through honorary doctorates, the introduction then focuses on how the field of celebrity studies has emerged. The second half of the introduction deals with how celebrities have served as companions in an increasingly isolated and lonely cultural structure. It concludes with the idea that celebrity maintains it wonder and its fascination for audiences and cultures.
ISBN 9781118475072
Language eng
Field of Research 200104 Media Studies
200204 Cultural Theory
200101 Communication Studies
Socio Economic Objective 950204 The Media
HERDC Research category B1 Book chapter
Copyright notice ©2016, Wiley Blackwell
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30080291

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Collection: School of Communication and Creative Arts
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