Sensing celebrities

Redmond, Sean 2016, Sensing celebrities. In Marshall, P. David and Redmond, Sean (ed), A companion to celebrity, Wiley Blackwell, London, Eng., pp.385-400.

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Title Sensing celebrities
Author(s) Redmond, SeanORCID iD for Redmond, Sean
Title of book A companion to celebrity
Editor(s) Marshall, P. DavidORCID iD for Marshall, P. David
Redmond, SeanORCID iD for Redmond, Sean
Publication date 2016
Chapter number 21
Total chapters 27
Start page 385
End page 400
Total pages 16
Publisher Wiley Blackwell
Place of Publication London, Eng.
Keyword(s) Social Science
cultural studies
film studies
television studies
media studies
new media
stardom and celebrity
Summary Sensing celebrities involves recognition of the way complementary sensory-based elements come together to create, produce and transmit levels of affect and intensities. This chapter explores celebrity through the lens of sensory aesthetics. It begins by defining sensory aesthetics, linking it to the phenomenology of celebrity, and particularly the work of Vivian Sobchack and Laura U. Marks. The chapter draws upon the unique concept of the celebaesthetic subject to address the intersubjective relationship between fan and celebrity. Using Miley Cyrus as a case study, the chapter draws into the analysis the issue of gender and race, and the way conductive “skin” can be made to function as a sensory stereotype. It highlights that mobilization of the celebrity senses touched by transgression may be best understood to take place through the confession, and in the celebrity carnival.
ISBN 9781118475072
Language eng
Field of Research 200212 Screen and Media Culture
Socio Economic Objective 970119 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of the Creative Arts and Writing
HERDC Research category B1 Book chapter
Copyright notice ©2016, Wiley Blackwell
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