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Star and Celebrity Culture: Theoretical Antecedents
Star and celebrity culture: Theoretical antecedents

Introduction
SeanRedmond and SuHolmes

A speech has two parts. You must state your case and you must prove it. You cannot either state your case and omit to prove it, or prove it without first having stated it, since any proof must be proof of something and the only use of a preliminary statement is the proof that follows it.

(Aristotle, 1991: 216. Trans. by George A. Kennedy)

When one begins to research something new, or to take up a position on a particular topic or area of analysis, one often does so with a particular theoretical or methodological approach to hand, or with theories and methods in mind that one can or will draw upon. One ...

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