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Michael Hughes

, achieving a kind of celebrity status which meant that he could not be easily ignored. His scare-mongering about the threat posed to Britain by invasion from abroad before 1914 became part of a national discourse that emphasised the country's vulnerability in

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Janet Staiger

expertise in stars, celebrities, and acting? I can imagine a distinction—scopophilia versus cognitive knowledge—but, then, where does this information fit into aesthetic processing of a film, since watching stars (or acting approaches) may be at odds with

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Licht aus–Spot an

How Schlager (ZDF 1969–1984) Beat Disco (ZDF 1971–1982)

Sunka Simon

-centric top ten music and celebrity culture, long before the Idol franchise made this popular. Audience members in the studio and at home were asked to send in postcards with their top song choice of the evening’s performances. The winner would get a return

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“There’s nothing makeup cannot do”

Women Beauty Vloggers’ Self-Representations, Transformations, and #thepowerofmakeup

Michele White

and Twitter use #thepowerofmakeup and other hashtags to suggest that men’s messy cosmetic applications can change masculine bodies into beautiful female celebrities. The accompanying photographic sequences plot out these gender and identity makeovers

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Authenticity and Aspiration

Exploring the CBBC Television Tween

Sarah Godfrey

construction of television personalities via mechanisms of ordinariness within metatextual celebrity discourse, but his arguments provide a useful framework through which to examine television texts as well. To this end, it could be argued that British

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David N. Myers, Pnina Lahav, Sarab Abu-Rabia-Queder, Adi Mahalel, and Lauren B. Strauss

readers will likely quote, excerpt, and remember, tends to be the colorful but well-trodden ground of Hollywood and other American celebrities and their relationship with the Jewish state over 70 years. These celebrities are not all Jews—far from it. The

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Emily Bent

stories about girls’ political activism reinforce neoliberal narratives of individual girl power, celebrity girlhood exceptionalism, and a depoliticized notion of citizenship, feminist activism with, by, and for girls troubles traditional approaches to

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Vasiliki P. Neofotistos

Macedonia and the existence of a distinctive Macedonian nation ( Nova Makedonija 2011 ; Dnevnik 2011c ). After all, as David Andrews and Steven Jackson (2001) aptly argue, sporting celebrities are the product of political forces. Sports and music

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Introduction

Print Culture, Mobility, and The Pacific, 1920–1950

Victoria Kuttainen and Susann Liebich

culture reinforced this association, with popular magazines of the period drenched in notes of traveling celebrities and travel narratives. The middlebrow aspirational aspects of such print products, finding expression also in advertisements and other

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Laurence Grove

the online world of Pénélope Bagieu, and the metafictional multimedia musings of Fabcaro, to cite but two quick examples of the multidirectional development of BD in 2019. While Bagieu has embraced mainstream celebrity culture, Fabcaro's more