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An index of fame: critical identifications of fame in the 'social laboratory'

Fletcher, G 2004, 'An index of fame: critical identifications of fame in the 'social laboratory'' , M/C Journal: a Journal of Media and Culture, 7 (5) .

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Abstract

This paper discusses the presentation of fame that can be identified through popular search terms. These terms reveal how the rapidly shifting interest in individual identities of ‘fame’ are cast against a continuous sequence of expected and unexpected events including movie releases, annual holidays, murders and terrorist attacks. The central claim of this paper is that fame is continuously reconstituted across a wide spectrum of cultural experiences and actions. Fame is attached to individuals as a personification of mainstream cultural fascination with specific events – whether manufactured or unexpected – and artefacts.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Subjects / Themes > H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Business & Law > Salford Business School > Centre for Digital Business
Journal or Publication Title: M/C Journal: a Journal of Media and Culture
Publisher: M/C
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 14412616
Depositing User: H Kenna
Date Deposited: 24 Dec 2008 10:31
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 16:50
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/860

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