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This book offers a reappraisal of star studies in light of the arrival of the internet and the explosion in materials such as glossy magazines and merchandise meaning that stars are visible as never before. It explores the political economy of stardom, questions of performance, the effect on stardom of convergence between the film industry and other leisure industries, and the role of audiences.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780340809372
ISBN-10: 034080937X
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 157mm x 16mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Hodder Arnold
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 30-May-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Martin Barker

Martin Barker is Professor of Film and Television Studies at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth. He is author/co-author of 11 books related to Film and Media Studies. Thomas Austin is Lecturer in Media Studies at the University of Sussex and is the author of HOLLYWOOD, HYPE AND AUDIENCES:SELLING AND WATCHING POPULAR FILM IN THE 1990S. Barker and Austin have worked together previously on FROM ANTZ TO TITANIC:REINVENTING FILM ANALYSIS.

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