Celebrity and the Media by Sean RedmondCelebrity and the Media by Sean Redmond

Celebrity and the Media

bySean Redmond

Paperback | November 26, 2013

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Celebrity and the Media introduces the reader to the key terms, concepts, dilemmas and issues that are central to the study and critical understanding of celebrity. In this insightful text Redmond explores the impacts of celebrity culture on the modern media and everyday life, drawing attention to the ways in which people experience celebrity culture and how celebrities are able to communicate through spectacle, ritual, the confession and the close-up. Drawing on a diverse range of case studies from the worlds of film, music, television, and sports, and featuring topical, current and popular celebrity examples, the book stands as a pertinent examination of the influence that celebrity has on the way people place themselves in the modern world.
Sean Redmond is Associate Professor in Media and Communication at Deakin University, Australia and is the editor of the journal Celebrity Studies. His research interests include stardom and celebrity, film aesthetics, film authorship, and television and film genre.
Title:Celebrity and the MediaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:156 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.01 inPublished:November 26, 2013Publisher:Macmillan Education UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230292682

ISBN - 13:9780230292680

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Table of Contents

1. The Celebrity Metronome
2. Seeing the Celebrity Image
3. Buying Celebrity
4. Selling Celebrity
5. Everyday Celebrity
6. The Loneliness Room
Epilogue: I am Celebrity

Editorial Reviews

'A first-rate book, highly original and grounded in the top scholarship. The writing is clear and lucid, the examples compelling, and Redmond's coverage of categories, themes, and personalities surrounding celebrity is masterful. Succinct but comprehensive in coverage, this accessible, up-to-date and useful book is well placed to become the text of choice both for university courses and a broader public.' - Douglas Kellner, UCLA, USA