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Stardom: Industry of Desire

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Newspapers, magazines, TV talk shows, album covers — all display a proliferation of film star images. In the past we have tended to see celebrities as cogs in a mass entertainment industry selling desires and ideologies. But since the 1970s, new approaches have explored the active role of the star in producing meanings, pleasures and identities for a diversity of audiences. "Stardom" brings together some of the best recent writing which represents these new approaches. Drawn from film history, sociology, textual analysis, audience research, psychoanalysis and cultural politics, the essays raise important questions for the politics of representation, the impact of the star on society and the cultural limitations and possibilities of stars. <BR> Contributors: Christine Gledhill; Janet Staiger; Richard de Cordova; Charles Eckert; Thomas Harris; Karen Alexander; Richard Dyer; Charlotte Cornelia Herzog; Jane Marie Gaines; Charles Wolfe; Behroze Ghandy; Rosie Thomas; Jackie Stacey; Barry King; John O. Thompson; Andrew Britton; Michael Mourlet; David Lusted; Tessa Perkins; Miriam Hansen; Andrea Weiss; Kobena Mercer.

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Drawn from such areas of study as film history, sociology, psychoanalysis and audience research, this collection of essays explores the social phenomenon of the film star. Contributors examine the role of the star in producing meanings, pleasures and identities for a diversity of audiences.

Synopsis:

In the past stars have been studied as cogs in a mass entertainment industry selling desires and ideologies. But since the 1970s, new approaches have reopened debate, as film and cultural studies try to account for the active role of the star in producing meanings, pleasures, and identites for a diversity of audiences. Stardom brings together for the first time some of the major writing of the last decade which seeks to understand the phemomenon of stars and stardom. Gathered under four headings - The System, Stars and Society, Performers and Signs, Desire and Politics - these essays represent a range of approaches drawn from film history, sociolgy, textual analysis, audience research, psychoanalysis, and cultural politics. They raise important issues about the politics of representation and the cultural limitations and possibilities of stars.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 317-331) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780415052184
Editor:
Gledhill, Christine
Publisher:
Routledge
Editor:
Gledhill, Christine
Author:
Gledhill, C.
Location:
London ;
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Film - General
Subject:
Motion pictures
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts - Actors & Actresses
Subject:
Motion picture actors and actresses
Subject:
Motion picture industry
Subject:
Motion picture studios
Subject:
Motion picture industry -- Public relations.
Subject:
Biography-Entertainment and Performing Arts
Series Volume:
101-195
Publication Date:
19910831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
360
Dimensions:
9.11x6.07x.88 in. 1.48 lbs.
Age Level:
18-18

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"Synopsis" by , Drawn from such areas of study as film history, sociology, psychoanalysis and audience research, this collection of essays explores the social phenomenon of the film star. Contributors examine the role of the star in producing meanings, pleasures and identities for a diversity of audiences.
"Synopsis" by , In the past stars have been studied as cogs in a mass entertainment industry selling desires and ideologies. But since the 1970s, new approaches have reopened debate, as film and cultural studies try to account for the active role of the star in producing meanings, pleasures, and identites for a diversity of audiences. Stardom brings together for the first time some of the major writing of the last decade which seeks to understand the phemomenon of stars and stardom. Gathered under four headings - The System, Stars and Society, Performers and Signs, Desire and Politics - these essays represent a range of approaches drawn from film history, sociolgy, textual analysis, audience research, psychoanalysis, and cultural politics. They raise important issues about the politics of representation and the cultural limitations and possibilities of stars.
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