MASS 115 - Celebrity, Culture and MediaSemester Hours: 3
This course will provide an examination of stardom, television personalities, popular music stars, journalists and sports heroes. Star/Celebrity/Personality systems and their relationship to different media will be explored. A critical analysis of celebrity-making media industries and television’s ‘personality’ system will be provided. Topics to be covered include: celebrity versus hero, celebrity as role model, the celebrity as a socio-economic/political construct, the changing role of celebrity, celebrity politics, celebrity journalism, celebrities and the law and fan cultures.
MASS 001 and 011 .
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