Celebrity Audiences

Su Holmes (Editor), Sarah Ralph (Editor), Martin Barker (Editor)

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The study of audience relations with star / celebrity culture has often been marginalised in Star/Celebrity Studies. This book brings together new research which explores a range of audience encounters with celebrities, moving across social media, royal weddings, national identity to questions of age, gender and class. In doing so, the essays illuminate the complex and negotiated nature of audience investments in celebrity culture, collectively questioning the often simplistic and dismissive judgements that are made about audience/ celebrity relationships in this regard. The book provides a dedicated space to showcase a range of current work in the field, seeking to both consolidate and stimulate what is a vibrant and crucial aspect of studying celebrity.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationOxon
Number of pages122
ISBN (Print) 978-1138690776
Publication statusPublished - 7 Jun 2016


  • Celebrity
  • audiences
  • fandom
  • social media
  • autoethnography

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