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Fame Games : The Production of Celebrity in Australia - Graeme Turner

Fame Games

The Production of Celebrity in Australia

Paperback Published: 12th October 2000
ISBN: 9780521794862
Number Of Pages: 196

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The areas of publicity, public relations and promotions have been considered to be on the periphery of the media. Yet this revealing new book demonstrates that they form a fundamental component of the media industries, with the decline of hard news being accompanied by the rise of gossip and celebrity. In addition to making a substantial contribution to our understanding of the cultural function of celebrity, Fame Games outlines how the promotion industry has developed and how celebrity is produced, promoted, and traded within the Australian media. While their analysis will inform academic debates on media practice internationally, the authors have taken the unique step of investigating the workings of the Australian promotion industry from within. Interviews with over 20 publicists, promoters, agents, managers, and magazine editors have provided a wealth of information about the processes through which celebrity in Australia is produced.

Celebrity and the media in Australia
The rise of promotional culture in Australia
Producing celebrity
Managing the media
Core territory: celebrities and the women's magazines
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ISBN: 9780521794862
ISBN-10: 0521794862
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 196
Published: 12th October 2000
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.5 x 15.4  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.34

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