Real Lives, Celebrity Stories

Real Lives, Celebrity Stories

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From reality television to celebrity gossip magazines, today's technologies have enabled a vast number of personal narratives that document our existence and that of others. Multiple academic disciplines now define the self as fluid and entirely changeable: little more than a performance that is chosen according to the situation. While news journalists still pursue the authentic narrative, advertising and politics might be accused of exploiting the narrative tendency, and across media the personal and public become increasingly merged. Real Lives, Celebrity Stories collects research from published and experienced professionals, practitioners and scholars who discuss narratives of real people across cultures and history and in multiple media. It uses narrative theory to interrogate the processes by which we create, promote and consume these stories of real people, and the ways in which we construct our own stories of self. By bringing together different disciplines it offers a theory of the production(s) of self in public spaces such as television, cinema, comics, fan cultures, music, news media, politics and cyberspace.University ofNottingham, UK In May 2012, on the fourteenth anniversary of Frank Sinatraa#39;s death, Nancy Sinatra ... a€œI have alwaysbeenaprivate person, so the idea of writing a book about my ... Yet, as Nancyand Barbara contested thea€œfactsa€of Sinatraa#39;s death, potential contestation lurked just beneath the surfaceofthe vibrantlyanbsp;...

Title:Real Lives, Celebrity Stories
Author: Bronwen Thomas, Julia Round
Publisher:Bloomsbury Publishing USA - 2014-01-16

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