In the Limelight and Under the Microscope: Forms and Functions of Female Celebrity

Holmes, Su and Negra, Diane, eds. (2011) In the Limelight and Under the Microscope: Forms and Functions of Female Celebrity. Continuum, New York. ISBN 978-0826438553

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Abstract

This timely collection explores the politics of female celebrity across a range of contemporary and historical media contexts. Amidst concerns about the apparent 'decline' in the currency of modern fame ('famous for being famous'), as well as debates about the shifting parameters of public/private visibility, it is female celebrities who are positioned as the most active discursive terrain. This collection seeks to interrogate such phenomena by forging a greater conceptual, theoretical and historical dialogue between celebrity studies and critical gender studies. It takes as its starting point the understanding that female celebrity is a particularly fraught cultural phenomenon with ideological and industrial implications that warrant careful scrutiny. In moving across case studies from the 19th century to the present day, this book works from the assumption that the case study should play a crucial role in generating debate about the dialogue between 'past' and 'present', and the individual essays seek to reflect this spirit of enquiry

Item Type: Book
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Film,Television and Media
Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Art, Media and American Studies
University of East Anglia > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Groups > Film, Television and Media
Depositing User: Katherine Humphries
Date Deposited: 28 Nov 2012 13:04
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2020 15:34
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/40287
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