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Gender politics and celebrity

Hamad, Hannah ORCID: 2020. Gender politics and celebrity. The International Encyclopedia of Gender, Media, and Communication, Wiley, (10.1002/9781119429128.iegmc209)

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Celebrities are a major part of the way in which we encounter and experience media culture, and they are embodied cultural manifestations of our politics of identity. Within identity politics, gender looms large as an identity formation that is key to how we engage with celebrities, and in turn to how we understand ourselves. Celebrities thus play a meaningful part in enabling our understandings of ourselves and each other in terms of gender, and with regard to how gender informs our sense of identity. As a result, celebrities often feature centrally in debates and discussions about the cultural politics of gender, and about the role of the media in negotiating them at given times and in given contexts

Item Type: Book Section
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Journalism, Media and Culture
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 9781119429104
Last Modified: 09 Nov 2022 09:23

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