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Revisiting Star Studies: Cultures, Themes and Methods

Sabrina Qiong Yu and Guy Austin


This collection revisits star studies with themes and methods from the latest international research into stardom and fandom across the globe. It challenges the Hollywood-centrism in star studies by presenting new angles and models, and raises important questions about image, performance, gender, sexuality, race, fandom, social media, globalisation, and translocal stardom. This volume seeks to expand the notion of stardom that is traditionally associated with glamour and desirability to include less glamourous, more troubling stardom (e.g. ageing stars, ‘crip’ stars), or previously unacknowled ... More

Keywords: stardom, fandom, culture, performance, Hollywood, ethnicity, ageing, transnational, aberrant stardom, star studies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781474404310
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474404310.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sabrina Qiong Yu, editor
Newcastle University

Guy Austin, editor
University of Newcastle

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Part 1 Star Performance

Part 2 Star Voices

Part 3 Stars and Ethnicity

Part 4 Stars and Ageing

Part 5 Stars and Audiences

Part 6 Aberrant Stardom

Part 7 At the Margins of Film Stardom

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