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Introduction: celebrity intersections

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posted on 01.01.2016, 00:00 authored by David MarshallDavid Marshall, Sean RedmondSean Redmond
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.

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Title of book

A companion to celebrity

Chapter number

1

Pagination

1 - 13

Publisher

Wiley Blackwell

Place of publication

London, Eng.

ISBN-13

9781118475072

Language

eng

Publication classification

B1 Book chapter

Copyright notice

2016, Wiley Blackwell

Extent

27

Editor/Contributor(s)

P Marshall, S Redmond

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