Star Struck : Fandom and the Discourse of Celebrity

McWilliam, Kelly (2009) Star Struck : Fandom and the Discourse of Celebrity. In Stadler, Jane & McWilliam, Kelly (Eds.) Screen Media : Analysing Film and Television. Allen & Unwin, Crows Nest, N.S.W., pp. 245-272.

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This chapter examines the phenomenon of stardom and celebrity in contemporary popular culture, focusing on the screen media industries. The chapter begins by looking at the emergence of celebrity culture in the early twentieth century, before examining what constitutes 'stardom' or 'celebrity', what role stars and celebrities play for the screen media and entertainment industries, and how audiences engage with them. The chapter then overviews three key approaches to studying celebrity—specifically, the semiotic, ideological, and political economy approaches—before concluding with a case study of Leonardo DiCaprio.

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ID Code: 13107
Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: For more information about this book please refer to the publisher's website (see link) or contact the author.
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Keywords: star, stardom, celebrity, film, television, screen media
ISBN: 9781741754483
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > CULTURAL STUDIES (200200) > Screen and Media Culture (200212)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > FILM TELEVISION AND DIGITAL MEDIA (190200) > Cinema Studies (190201)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 Jane Stadler and Kelly McWilliam
Deposited On: 29 Apr 2008 00:00
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2013 21:32

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