Lady Gaga and the Remaking of Celebrity Culture

Lady Gaga and the Remaking of Celebrity Culture


  • Author : Amber L. Davisson
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2013-07-25
  • Genre: Music
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780786474752


Lady Gaga and the Remaking of Celebrity Culture Book Description :

"This book charts the way Lady Gaga manages the celebrity persona in her relationships with her fans, the development of her gender identity, her parodying of other celebrities, and her navigation of the legal and economic system that make up the music industry. For Gaga, treating celebrity as performance art means living the persona 24 hours a day"--...

Lady Gaga and the Sociology of Fame

Lady Gaga and the Sociology of Fame


  • Author : Mathieu Deflem
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-11-30
  • Genre: Social Science
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781137584687


Lady Gaga and the Sociology of Fame Book Description :

This book investigates the stardom of Lady Gaga within a cultural-sociological framework. Resisting a reductionist perspective of fame as a commodity, Mathieu Deflem offers an empirical examination of the social conditions that informed Lady Gaga’s rise to fame. The book delves into topics such as the marketing of Lady Gaga; the legal issues that have dogged her career; the media; her audience; her activism; issues of sex, gender, and sexuality; and Lady Gaga’s unique artistry. By training a spotlight on this singular pop icon, Lady Gaga and the Sociology of Fame invites readers to consider the nature of stardom in an age of celebrity....

Celebrity Culture and the Entertainment Industry in Asia

Celebrity Culture and the Entertainment Industry in Asia


  • Author : Vivienne Leung
  • Publisher : Intellect Books
  • Release Date : 2017-07-01
  • Genre: Business & Economics
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781783208098


Celebrity Culture and the Entertainment Industry in Asia Book Description :

Offering a rare insight into the world of celebrity and media in China and beyond, Celebrity Culture and the Entertainment Industry in Asia deconstructs the dynamics of “stardom” and celebrity endorsement in East Asia, and examines its impact on marketing communications and media. Through first-hand interviews with celebrities and entertainment industry practitioners, the book discusses the social, cultural and economic influences of celebrity through topics such as self-identity, celebrity-driven consumer behaviour, gender and race stereotypes, idol worship, etc. Interviews with celebrities such as Kai-Wah Kwok, Bob Lam, Denise Ho, Hilary Tsui and Francis Mak present the reader with insider accounts of celebrity formation, management and marketi...

Global Glam and Popular Music

Global Glam and Popular Music


  • Author : Ian Chapman
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-02-12
  • Genre: Music
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781317588191


Global Glam and Popular Music Book Description :

This book is the first to explore style and spectacle in glam popular music performance from the 1970s to the present day, and from an international perspective. Focus is given to a number of representative artists, bands, and movements, as well as national, regional, and cultural contexts from around the globe. Approaching glam music performance and style broadly, and using the glam/glitter rock genre of the early 1970s as a foundation for case studies and comparisons, the volume engages with subjects that help in defining the glam phenomenon in its many manifestations and contexts. Glam rock, in its original, term-defining inception, had its birth in the UK in 1970/71, and featured at its forefront acts such as David Bowie, T. Rex, Slade, and Roxy ...

Theorizing Digital Rhetoric

Theorizing Digital Rhetoric


  • Author : Aaron Hess
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-07-20
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781351788632


Theorizing Digital Rhetoric Book Description :

Theorizing Digital Rhetoric takes up the intersection of rhetorical theory and digital technology to explore the ways in which rhetoric is challenged by new technologies and how rhetorical theory can illuminate discursive expression in digital contexts. The volume combines complex rhetorical theory with personal anecdotes about the use of technologies to create a larger philosophical and rhetorical account of how theorists approach the examinations of new and future digital technologies. This collection of essays emphasizes the ways that digital technology intrudes upon rhetorical theory and how readers can be everyday rhetorical critics within an era of ever-increasing use of digital technology. Each chapter effectively blends theorizing between rhe...

Controversies in Digital Ethics

Controversies in Digital Ethics


  • Author : Amber Davisson
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release Date : 2016-02-25
  • Genre: Social Science
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781501310546


Controversies in Digital Ethics Book Description :

Controversies in Digital Ethics explores ethical frameworks within digital culture. Through a combination of theoretical examination and specific case studies, the essays in this volume provide a vigorous examination of ethics in a highly individualistic and mediated world. Focusing on specific controversies-privacy, surveillance, identity politics, participatory culture-the authors in this volume provide a roadmap for navigating the thorny ethical issues in new media. Paul Booth and Amber Davisson bring together multiple writers working from different theoretical traditions to represent the multiplicity of ethics in the 21st century. Each essay has been chosen to focus on a particular issue in contemporary ethical thinking in order to both facilitat...

Poaching Politics

Poaching Politics


  • Author : Paul Booth
  • Publisher : Peter Lang Incorporated, International Academic Publishers
  • Release Date : 2018
  • Genre: Communication in politics
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  • ISBN 10 : 1433156725


Poaching Politics Book Description :

The 2016 US election was ugly, divisive, maddening, and influential. In this provocative new book, Paul Booth, Amber Davisson, Aaron Hess, and Ashley Hinck explore the effect that everyday people had on the political process. From viewing candidates as celebrities, to finding fan communities within the political spectrum, to joining others online in spreading (mis)information, the true influence in 2016 was the online participant. Poaching Politicsbrings together research and scholars from media studies, political communication, and rhetoric to provide an interdisciplinary perspective on the role of participatory cultures in shaping the 2016 US presidential election. Poaching Politicsheralds a new way of creating and understanding shifts in the natur...

The Performance Identities of Lady Gaga
Score: 3.5
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The Performance Identities of Lady Gaga


  • Author : Richard J. Gray II
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2014-01-10
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780786492527


The Performance Identities of Lady Gaga Book Description :

Three years after entering the pop music scene, Lady Gaga became the most well-known pop star in the world. These thirteen critical essays explore Lady Gaga’s body of work through the interdisciplinary filter of performance identity and cover topics such as gender and sexuality, body commodification, visual body rhetoric, drag performance, homosexuality and heteronormativity, Surrealism and the theatre of cruelty, the carnivalesque, monstrosity, imitation and parody, human rights, and racial politics. Of particular interest is the way that Lady Gaga’s œuvre, however popular, strange, raw or controversial, enters into the larger sociopolitical discourse, challenging the status quo and altering our perceptions of reality....

Lady Gaga
Score: 3
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Lady Gaga


  • Author : Paula Johanson
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781440801099


Lady Gaga Book Description :

Chronicles the life of the pop music sensation, documenting her early school and pre-fame years, as well as the milestones of her career and the eccentricities of her public image....

Celebrity Politics

Celebrity Politics


  • Author : Mark Wheeler
  • Publisher : Polity
  • Release Date : 2013-08-05
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780745652481


Celebrity Politics Book Description :

In this new book, Mark Wheeler offers the first in-depth analysis of the history, nature and global reach of celebrity politics today. Celebrity politicians and politicized celebrities have had a profound impact upon the practice of politics and the way in which it is now communicated. New forms of political participation have emerged as a result and the political classes have increasingly absorbed the values of celebrity into their own PR strategies. Celebrity activists, endorsers, humanitarians and diplomats also play a part in reconfiguring politics for a more fragmented and image-conscious public arena. In academic circles, celebrity may be viewed as a ‘manufactured product’; one fabricated by media exposure so that celebrity activists are no...