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A Genre Approach To Celebrity Politics 2015
Exploring the transition of celebrities into institutional-electoral politics, the book argues that many insights developed by genre theorists could be highly instrumental to understand the celebrity politics phenomenon. It analyzes the historical and cultural specificity of celebrity politics as it evolved through different countries and cultures.
A fun, witty and sharp look on expressing yourself through tattoos and the celebrities famed for their body art.
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Featuring your best-loved stars of film, TV, music and sport this book is a celebration of the ultimate celebrity accessory: the tattoo.
With vital tat-istics, features on A-list tattoo artists and packed full of photos this is a smart and witty look at the global trend of celebrity body art, and the designs that have become iconic and influenced millions of imitators since adorning the arm, back, hip, or elsewhere of the likes of Xtina, Paris, Amy, Becks and Angelina.
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About the Author
Chris Martin is a successful London-based author and writer.
Considerable attention in our own time is devoted to the cult of celebrity: to celebrating people who attain great fame and the cultural events and paraphernalia that surround them. While even sophisticated observers are tempted to regard celebrity as a phenomenon distinctly related to the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, it is by no means a recent invention. The nineteenth, eighteenth, and even seventeenth century also expended enormous energies in scrutinising and analysing the "celebrated" persons or events of their times. Indeed, the publicity apparatus that we associate with celebrity today can be seen as a natural outgrowth of the first experiments with mass media in the "early modern" and "modern" eras. This volume explores the genesis of and the variations on "celebrity" during the long eighteenth century, both in English-speaking cultures and in the broader western sphere of cultural influence.
The interdisciplinary and international character of the topic gives this volume unusually wide scope, touching on cultural history (including literary history, art history, and music history) as well as cultural studies, media studies, psychology, and even science and anthropology. The essays are organised into three sections according to their approach to the topic and preceded by a critical introduction that examines the general culture of celebrity in the period, provides a detailed research overview, and offers synopses of the individual contributions. The collection is rounded off by an afterword, nineteen black-and-white illustrations, and a general index.
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