This book offers an invaluable contribution to the field in bringing together core issues in the study of celebrity in one volume. In synthesising a range of perspectives on celebrity – from the historical, the industrial, the journalistic to the political – the book offers a highly useful introduction to why celebrity matters.
Celebrity Cultures is a wonderfully rich and very well researched examination of the field. It offers a detailed discussion of the origins and histories of celebrity, drawing on a wide range of academic reference points and popular illustrations. The writing is lucid, energetic, and the book is very well organised around a set of key themes and critical issues. Celebrity Cultures will quickly become a key text in the study of celebrity.
This book is the best guide to celebrity culture. It is written in a very accessible language and its structured in a very clear and effective way. Summaries are provided at the beginning of each chapter and further readings are suggested at the end. It is an ideal textbook for college and university students seeking to gain a comprehensive understanding of celebrity culture: the value of this books lies in the breadth of its scope and its general and introductory approach.
This will be useful as an introduction to the study of celebrity for my Media and Communication undergraduates. It provides a broad history of celebrity and covers many of the most important areas of the field incorporating many contemporary textual examples. The structure of the book is also convenient for setting short readings on different subjects.
This will be a useful as an introduction to the study of celebrity for my Media and Communication undergraduates. It provides a broad history of celebrity and covers many of the most important areas of the field including many contemporary textual examples. The structure of the book is also convenient for setting short readings on specific subjects.
The book provides the essential sub-topics needed to understand the field of Celebrity Studies. Rich in examples, it should be easy to read and understand for students, especially undergraduates.
very good introduction to international celebrity cultures research
Helpful for reserach projects in course, written papers etc.
Barron's book offers a comprehensive overview of the impact of Celebrity Cultures on contemporary social life by focusing on some of the key relationships between celebrities and their audience(s). It is thoughtfully organized and would provide an excellent resource for anybody looking to explore the importance of celebrity to contemporary life.
An excellent introduction to this exciting field of study.
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