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  • 1
    Online Resource
    Online Resource
    2020
    ISBN: 9780691200088 
    Title: Ballad of the Bullet
    Subtitle: Gangs, Drill Music, and the Power of Online Infamy
    Publisher(s): Princeton University Press
    Year of publication: 2020
    Document type: Online Resource
    ISBN: 9780691200088
    Terms of use: Vorläufiger Zugriff bis zum Jahresende
    Abstract: How poor urban youth in Chicago use social media to profit from portrayals of gang violence, and the questions this raises about poverty, opportunities, and public voyeurismAmid increasing hardship and limited employment options, poor urban youth are developing creative online strategies to make ends meet. Using such social media platforms as YouTube, Twitter, and Instagram, they’re capitalizing on the public’s fascination with the ghetto and gang violence. But with what consequences? Ballad of the Bullet follows the Corner Boys, a group of thirty or so young men on Chicago’s South Side who have hitched their dreams of success to the creation of “drill music” (slang for “shooting music”). Drillers disseminate this competitive genre of hyperviolent, hyperlocal, DIY-style gangsta rap digitally, hoping to amass millions of clicks, views, and followers—and a ticket out of poverty. But in this perverse system of benefits, where online popularity can convert into offline rewards, the risks can be too great.Drawing on extensive fieldwork and countless interviews compiled from daily, close interactions with the Corner Boys, as well as time spent with their families, friends, music producers, and followers, Forrest Stuart looks at the lives and motivations of these young men. Stuart examines why drillers choose to embrace rather than distance themselves from negative stereotypes, using the web to assert their supposed superior criminality over rival gangs. While these virtual displays of ghetto authenticity—the saturation of social media with images of guns, drugs, and urban warfare—can lead to online notoriety and actual resources, including cash, housing, guns, sex, and, for a select few, upward mobility, drillers frequently end up behind bars, seriously injured, or dead.Raising questions about online celebrity, public voyeurism, and the commodification of the ghetto, Ballad of the Bullet offers a singular look at what happens when the digital economy and urban poverty collide
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  • 2
    Online Resource
    Online Resource
    2019
    ISBN: 9780691189789 
    Person(s): Marcus, Sharon
    Title: The Drama of Celebrity
    Publisher(s): Princeton University Press
    Year of publication: 2019
    Document type: Online Resource
    ISBN: 9780691189789
    Terms of use: Vorläufiger Zugriff bis zum Jahresende
    Abstract: A bold new account of how celebrity worksWhy do so many people care so much about celebrities? Who decides who gets to be a star? What are the privileges and pleasures of fandom? Do celebrities ever deserve the outsized attention they receive?In this fascinating and deeply researched book, Sharon Marcus challenges everything you thought you knew about our obsession with fame. Icons are not merely famous for being famous; the media alone cannot make or break stars; fans are not simply passive dupes. Instead, journalists, the public, and celebrities themselves all compete, passionately and expertly, to shape the stories we tell about celebrities and fans. The result: a high-stakes drama as endless as it is unpredictable.Drawing on scrapbooks, personal diaries, and vintage fan mail, Marcus traces celebrity culture back to its nineteenth-century roots, when people the world over found themselves captivated by celebrity chefs, bad-boy poets, and actors such as the "divine" Sarah Bernhardt (1844-1923), as famous in her day as the Beatles in theirs. Known in her youth for sleeping in a coffin, hailed in maturity as a woman of genius, Bernhardt became a global superstar thanks to savvy engagement with her era's most innovative media and technologies: the popular press, commercial photography, and speedy new forms of travel.Whether you love celebrity culture or hate it, The Drama of Celebrity will change how you think about one of the most important phenomena of modern times
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  • 3
    Book
    Book
    2019
    ISBN: 978-1-4331-4309-0  ISBN: 1-4331-4309-7  ISBN: 978-1-4331-4310-6 
    Institution(s): Peter Lang Publishing Inc.
    Title: Celebrity and youth
    Subtitle: mediated audiences, fame aspirations, and identity formation
    Publisher(s): New York : Peter Lang
    Document type: Book
    Physical description: VI, 234 Seiten
    Collective title(s): Mediated youth ; vol. 29
    ISBN: 978-1-4331-4309-0 , 1-4331-4309-7 , 978-1-4331-4310-6
    Parallel edition(s): Erscheint auch als: Online-Ausgabe, ebook pdf: 978-1-4331-4311-3
    Erscheint auch als: Online-Ausgabe, epub: 978-1-4331-4312-0
    Erscheint auch als: Online-Ausgabe, mobi: 978-1-4331-4313-7
    Classification (DDC): Sozialwissenschaften, Soziologie, Anthropologie
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  • 4
    Online Resource
    Online Resource
    2018
    ISBN: 9789004366954 
    Contributer: Alexander, Jade , Bronk, Katarzyna
    Title: (Extra)ordinary?
    Subtitle: the concept of authenticity in celebrity and fan studies
    Publisher(s): Brill
    Year of publication: 2018
    Document type: Online Resource
    ISBN: 9789004366954
    Terms of use: Vorläufiger Zugriff bis Ende Mai 2021
    Abstract: Questioning what “makes” a celebrity and how celebrity is controlled, dispersed and received are aspects branching out of (Extra)Ordinary’s debate over celebrities as ordinary/extraordinary. Jade Alexander and Katarzyna Bronk, together with the authors whose chapters make up this inter-disciplinary discussion, not only utilise the existing research on celebrity and fandom, but they also go beyond the often-quoted theorists to engage in multidirectional analyses of what it means to be a celebrity, and what influence they have on the consuming public. The present book provides an avenue for exploring not just what celebrity is as a discursive construction, but also how this involves a complex interplay between celebrities, the media and the audience
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  • 5
    Book
    Book
    2018
    ISBN: 978-950-731-955-6 
    Person(s): Sarlo, Beatriz
    Title: La intimidad pública
    Publisher(s): Buenos Aires : Seix Barral
    Document type: Book
    Physical description: 181 Seiten 23 cm
    Collective title(s): Los tres mundos
    Biblioteca Breve
    ISBN: 978-950-731-955-6
    Footnote: Place of publication: Buenos Aires, Argentina. - Includes bibliographical references
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  • 6
    Online Resource
    Online Resource
    2018
    ISBN: 978-1-76046-212-3  ISBN: 1-76046-213-6 
    Institution(s): ANU Press
    Title: Popular music, stars and stardom
    Publisher(s): Acton, ACT, Australia : Australian National University Press
    Document type: Online Resource
    Physical description: 1 Online-Ressource (x, 162 pages)
    ISBN: 978-1-76046-212-3 , 1-76046-213-6
    Identifier: 10.2307/j.ctv301dk8
    Footnote: Includes bibliographical references and index
    Classification (DDC): Kultur und Institutionen
    Abstract: ch.1. Popular Music, Stars and Stardom: Definitions, Discourses, Interpretations / Stephen Loy, Julie Rickwood and Samantha Bennett -- ch.2. Interstellar Songwriting: What Propels a Song Beyond Escape Velocity? / Clive Harrison -- ch.3. A Good Black Music Story? Black American Stars in Australian Musical Entertainment Before 'Jazz' / John Whiteoak -- ch.4. 'You're Messin' Up My Mind': Why Judy Jacques Avoided the Path of the Pop Diva / Robin Ryan -- ch.5. Wendy Saddington: Beyond an 'Underground Icon' / Julie Rickwood -- ch.6. Unsung Heroes: Recreating the Ensemble Dynamic of Motown's Funk Brothers / Vincent Perry -- ch.7. When Divas and Rock Stars Collide: Interpreting Freddie Mercury and Montserrat Caballé's Barcelona / Eve Klein -- ch. 8. Intimacy, Authenticity and 'Worlding' in Beyoncé's Star Project / Phoebe Macrossan
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  • 7
    Online Resource
    Online Resource
    2017
    ISBN: 9789463512039 
    Contributer: Cherches, Peter
    Title: Star Course
    Subtitle: a Nineteenth-Century Lecture Tours and the Consolidation of Modern Celebrity
    Publisher(s): Brill | Sense
    Year of publication: 2017
    Document type: Online Resource
    ISBN: 9789463512039
    Terms of use: Vorläufiger Zugriff bis Ende Mai 2021
    Abstract: In the quarter century following the Civil War, “star courses” brought people famous for diverse pursuits before American audiences as lecturers, transforming what had been a largely educational institution into a major form of mainstream popular entertainment. No longer reliant on a rhetoric of uplift that had characterized the more sedate antebellum American lyceum movement exemplified by Ralph Waldo Emerson, Gilded-Age lecture series presented a wider range of individuals—writers, humorists, preachers, actors, scientists, and political activists—to an American public yearning to see and hear the famous and the infamous of all stripes in the flesh. Borrowing the word “star” from the theater, these national lecture tours helped to solidify an already evolving notion of celebrity through emerging public relations techniques and an expanding transportation network that transformed the lecture platform into a pre-electronic form of mass media, prefiguring much of the content of television and radio. Among the lecturers discussed are Mark Twain, the superstar cleric Henry Ward Beecher, cartoonist Thomas Nast, and African explorer Henry Morton Stanley, as well as the 19th wife of Brigham Young. Based on extensive archival research and newspaper accounts of the time, Star Course recaptures a lost chapter in American popular performance history. “In the century before television brought stars into our living rooms, celebrities crisscrossed the nation, bringing entertainment and perspectives to towns large and small. Peter Cherches, through his careful research and engaging prose, brings the stars and impresarios of the nineteenth-century lecture circuit back from the dead and gives us a front-row seat. This is an important book.” – David T.Z. Mindich, author of Just the Facts: How “Objectivity” Came to Define American Journalism and chair of Temple University’s journalism department "Cherches' history of celebrity culture uniquely looks at human behavior, impresarios, the content of Star performances, the rise of public relations and the enlarged transportation network, to show how the lecture platform worked as a kind of pre-internet mass media. Popular mass entertainment was a fact of life as America entered the 20th century. Cherches, also a performer, accessed archives and newspaper accounts to recreate a little known but pivotal chapter in the story of American popular culture. And, without the index, it's about 100 pages. Star Course is definitely worth the read. Even the index." -- Blog "NOTANOTHERBOOKREVIEW" Peter Cherches holds a Ph.D. in American Studies from NYU. Best known as a fiction writer, he also writes about music, food and travel and sings jazz. He is a native of Brooklyn, New York
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  • 8
    Online Resource
    Online Resource
    2017
    ISBN: 9781474404327  ISBN: 9781474404310 (hardback) 
    Contributer: Yu, Sabrina Qiong , Austin, Guy
    Title: Revisiting star studies
    Subtitle: cultures, themes and methods
    Publisher(s): Edinburgh University Press
    Year of publication: 2017
    Document type: Online Resource
    Physical description: 1 online resource (x, 310 pages)
    ISBN: 9781474404327 , 9781474404310 (hardback)
    Terms of use: Vorläufiger Zugriff bis zum Jahresende
    Abstract: From Hollywood to Bollywood, from China to Italy, and from Poland to Mexico, this collection revisits the definitions and origins of star studies, and points the way forward to new ways of approaching the field
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  • 9
    Online Resource
    Online Resource
    2017
    ISBN: 9781442664937 
    Person(s): York, Lorraine
    Title: Margaret Atwood and the Labour of Literary Celebrity
    Publisher(s): University of Toronto Press
    Year of publication: 2017
    Document type: Online Resource
    ISBN: 9781442664937
    Terms of use: Vorläufiger Zugriff bis zum Jahresende
    Abstract: For every famous author there is a score of individuals working behind the scenes to promote and maintain her celebrity status. This timely and thoughtful book considers the particular case of internationally renowned writer Margaret Atwood and the active agents working in concert with her, including her assistants and office staff, her publicists, her literary agents, and her editors. Lorraine York explores the ways in which the careers of famous writers are managed and maintained and the extent to which literary celebrity creates a constant tension in these writers' lives between the need of solitude for creative purposes and the give-and-take of the business of being a writer of significant public stature.Making extensive use of unpublished material in the Margaret Atwood Papers at the University of Toronto, York demonstrates the extent to which celebrity writers must embrace and protect themselves from the demands of the literary world, including by participating in - or even inventing - new forms of technology that facilitate communication from a slight remove. This informative study calls overdue attention to the ways in which literary celebrity is the result not only of a writer's creativity and hard work, but also of an ongoing collaborative effort among professionals to help maintain the writer's place in the public eye
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  • 10
    Online Resource
    Online Resource
    2016
    ISBN: 978-0-472-12180-9  ISBN: 0-472-12180-4  ISBN: 978-0-472-90061-9  ISBN: 0-472-90061-7 
    Title: Spectacular disappearances
    Subtitle: celebrity and privacy, 1696-1801
    Publisher(s): Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press
    Document type: Online Resource
    Physical description: 1 Online-Ressource (ix, 280 pages)
    ISBN: 978-0-472-12180-9 , 0-472-12180-4 , 978-0-472-90061-9 , 0-472-90061-7
    Parallel edition(s): Erscheint auch als: Druck-Ausgabe
    Classification (DDC): Soziale Gruppen
    Abstract: Introduction -- The celebrity emerges as the deformed king: Richard III, the king of the dunces, and the overexpression of Englishness -- The growth of celebrity culture: Colley Cibber, Charlotte Charke, and the overexpression of gender -- The canon of print: Laurence Sterne and the overexpression of character -- The fate of overexpression in the age of sentiment: David Garrick, George Anne Bellamy, and the paradox of the actor -- The memoirs of Perdita and the language of loss: Mary Robinson's alternative to overexpression -- Coda: overexpression and its legacy
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