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Consuming Celebrity
Consuming celebrity

We may not like the same celebrities, we may not like any of them at all, but it is the existence of a population of celebrities, about whom to disagree, that makes it possible to constitute a sense of belonging. Through celebrating (or deriding) celebrities it is possible to belong to something beyond the particular culture with which each of us might identify. (Wark, 1999: 33)

Celebrity Watchers

Part of the task for Chapter 5 was to find a way of explaining, rather than dismissing, the public affection for Diana. As a consequence of this focus, the emphasis was necessarily upon the productive consumption of celebrity – and specifically its participation in the process of identity formation. While that is certainly a major aspect ...

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