Celebrity Capital

Author: Barrie Gunter
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1628923326
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Celebrities attract the attention of commercial interests and other public figures. They receive payments from sponsors to endorse brands. They are sought out to appear with politicians during election campaigns. They are used to promote health messages. In other words, celebrities are often perceived to possess qualities that give them special value or what we will refer to here as 'celebrity capital'. This means that celebrities are regarded as being able to add premium value to specific objects, events, and issues and hence render these items more valuable or effective. Employing an interesting and new approach to the growing scholarly interest in celebrity culture, Barrie Gunter uses the idea of value as expressed through the term 'capital'. Capital usually refers to the monetary worth of something. Celebrity capital however can be measured in economic terms but also in social, political and psychological terms. Research from around the world has been collated to provide an evidence-based analysis of the value of celebrity in the 21st century and how it can be systematically assessed. Including further reading for students, key points and end of chapter discussion questions, Gunter creates the first methodology to assess the value of fame.

Media and the Sexualization of Childhood

Author: Barrie Gunter
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317684028
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Media and the Sexualization of Childhood examines the on-going debates surrounding the prominence of sexual themes in children’s lives, from clothes and accessories, toys and games, to music, entertainment media, advertising, and new media platforms. Parents, educators and politicians around the developed world have raised concerns about the effects all these experiences can have on the socialisation and psychological development of children and the extent to which the premature introduction of sexuality into their lives can place them at risk of unwanted attention. This book explores these issues using an evidence based approach that draws on research findings from around the world, representing the most comprehensive single account of the field. The book will be invaluable to students studying topics surrounding children and the media and childhood studies, as well as students of communication, media, cultural studies, sociology, psychology and health science.

Bernard Shaw and Modern Advertising

Author: Christopher Wixson
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319786288
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book charts how promotional campaigns in which Bernard Shaw participated were key crucibles within which agency and personality could re-negotiate their relationship to one another and to the consuming public. Concurrent with the rise of modern advertising, the creation of Shaw’s 'G.B.S.' public persona was achieved through masterful imitation of patent medicine marketing strategies and a shrewd understanding of the relationship between product and spokesman. Helping to enhance the visibility of his literary writing and dovetailing with his Fabian political activities, 'G.B.S.' also became a key figure in the evolution of testimonial endorsement and the professionalizing of modern advertising. The study analyzes multiple ad series in which Shaw was prominently featured that were occasions for self-promotion for both Shaw and the agencies, and presage the iconoclastic style of contemporary 'public personality' and techniques of celebrity marketing.

Hollywood Politics and Society

Author: Mark Wheeler
Publisher: British Film Institute
ISBN: 9781844571369
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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At the beginning of the 21st century, the US film industry had overtaken aeronautics and car industries to become one of the highest exporters of American products. This book provides both a political history of Hollywood and a reflection on the relationship between cinema and politics in America, from 1900.

Celebrity Rights

Author: David S. Welkowitz
Publisher:
ISBN:
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This casebook deals with a burgeoning field of intellectual property law: the rights of individuals to control the use of their names, likenesses, and personas. This book allows for an in-depth course in Rights of Publicity, with far more extensive coverage than can be achieved within the confines of traditional courses, such as Trademarks or Copyright. In addition, unique among materials in this area, this book includes comparative materials from around the globe, enabling students and teachers to compare the similarities and differences in approaches to this issue among a variety of jurisdictions and courts (including such institutions as the European Court of Human Rights). The book covers a wide range of topics relevant to the subject, including common-law rights, rights under state and federal statutes, inheritability, domain name disputes, choice of law, preemption, remedies, and, of course, extensive coverage of free speech and free expression issues, both in the United States and abroad. The book is also structured to allow great flexibility in coverage -- each chapter covers a manageable topic in the subject, and the comparative materials are in stand-alone sections within each chapter. The authors of this casebook have set forth a lengthy rationale for a course in Rights of Publicity in an article -- Teaching Rights of Publicity, 52 St. Louis Univ. L.J. 905 (2008).