Kylie will be ok On the (im-)possibility of Australian celebrity studies

Bonner, Frances (2015) Kylie will be ok On the (im-)possibility of Australian celebrity studies. Cultural studies, 29 4: 527-545. doi:10.1080/09502386.2014.1000606

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Author Bonner, Frances
Title Kylie will be ok On the (im-)possibility of Australian celebrity studies
Journal name Cultural studies   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0950-2386
Publication date 2015
Year available 2015
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/09502386.2014.1000606
Open Access Status
Volume 29
Issue 4
Start page 527
End page 545
Total pages 19
Place of publication Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Formatted abstract
This article examines scholarly works published before and after Fame Games (2000) to investigate whether the development of Australian celebrity studies was one of the things that happened to Australian cultural studies. That book, written by Graeme Turner, P. David Marshall and Frances Bonner, observed the significance of an Australian celebrity's international profile to their national media coverage. Now, in an intellectual variant, Australian celebrity scholars disproportionately use foreign stars or Australians with international profiles to illustrate their arguments, with the exigencies of academic publishing providing one explanation. The article draws inter alia on Turner's several publications in the field in an attempt to discern whether there is an Australian inflection to celebrity studies or whether Australian scholars have been so significant in the international development of this subset of cultural studies that there is neither call nor space for a distinctively Australian approach.
Keyword Celebrity
Academic publishing
Kylie Minogue
Steve Irwin
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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