Star struck: fandom and the discourse of celebrity

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McWilliam, Kelly. 2009. "Star struck: fandom and the discourse of celebrity." Stadler, Jane and McWilliam, Kelly (ed.) Screen media: analysing film and television. Sydney, Australia. Allen & Unwin. pp. 245-271
Chapter Title

Star struck: fandom and the discourse of celebrity

Book Chapter CategoryEdited book (chapter)
ERA Publisher ID1092
Book TitleScreen media: analysing film and television
Authors
AuthorMcWilliam, Kelly
EditorsStadler, Jane and McWilliam, Kelly
Page Range245-271
Chapter Number9
Number of Pages27
Year2009
PublisherAllen & Unwin
Place of PublicationSydney, Australia
ISBN9781741754483
Web Address (URL)http://www.allenandunwin.com/default.aspx?page=94&book=9781741754483
Abstract

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.

Keywordsstar; stardom; celebrity; film; television; screen media
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020360505. Screen media
360501. Cinema studies
470214. Screen and media culture
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Copyright 2009 Jane Stadler and Kelly Mc William. Permanent restricted access to paper due to publisher copyright restrictions.

Byline AffiliationsQueensland University of Technology
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