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Conclusion: Celebrity and Public Culture
Conclusion: Celebrity and public culture

[S]ome have made [the] case … that celebrity culture is an essential component of public debate about the issues that require public resolution, whether as part of an increasing personalization of politics … or as part of a broader narrativization of democracy that includes a wider section of the public … This contradicts a longer negative tradition which sees celebrities and the mediated events constructed around them, as pseudo-personalities and pseudo-events … But such is the proliferation of celebrity culture … that it can no longer simply be dismissed as external to the world of public issues.

(Couldry and Markham, 2007: 404)
Taking Celebrity Seriously

One of the inevitable consequences of undertaking academic work on celebrity is being asked ...

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