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Celebrating with the celebrities: Television in public space during two royal weddings
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Media Studies. Södertörn University.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Media Studies.
2015 (English)In: Celebrity Studies, ISSN 1939-2397, E-ISSN 1939-2400, Vol. 6, no 1, 6-22 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The recent emergence of an increasingly participatory media culture has opened up new ways for audiences to collectively negotiate the cultural meanings surrounding celebrities. Public screens are one such phenomenon, where people gather to witness the live broadcast of celebrity events. Taking our point of departure in two recent royal weddings in the UK and Sweden, we explore the performative displays that public viewing affords, as participants interact with the event on screen, with other participants, and with media representatives in the venue. This article provides a fresh analytical perspective on how audiences engage with royal celebrities in such mass-participatory consumption contexts, illuminating a little-studied area of celebrity culture.

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2015. Vol. 6, no 1, 6-22 p.
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public screens, performativity, royal celebrities, intersectional ethnography, media events, identity
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Media Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-127597DOI: 10.1080/19392397.2015.995897OAI: diva2:910148
Changing Place. mediating local and global events through screen practices in public space. Vetenskapsrådet 2010-2014
Swedish Research Council, 2009-29860-64897-65
Available from: 2016-03-08 Created: 2016-03-08 Last updated: 2016-03-08Bibliographically approved

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