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Revisiting Star StudiesCultures, Themes and Methods$
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Sabrina Qiong Yu and Guy Austin

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781474404310

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2020

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781474404310.001.0001

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YouTube as archive: fans, gender and Mexican film stars online

YouTube as archive: fans, gender and Mexican film stars online

(p.205) 10. YouTube as archive: fans, gender and Mexican film stars online
Revisiting Star Studies

Niamh Thornton

Edinburgh University Press

This chapter proposes that YouTube should be understood as a digital archive with its own developing aesthetic forms where fans act as attentive and specialist curators of a star text. Through an analysis of three Mexican stars from the so-called Golden Age of industrial cinema, Pedro Infante, Jorge Negrete and Emilio Fernández, this chapter focuses on their YouTube star texts, and draws out what these mean for the nascent field of online re-meditated star studies. It also considers the ways in which the star’s gender determines how fans produce an online star text and how YouTube can be understood to function as a precarious archive.

Keywords:   YouTube/YouTuber, Fans/Fan vids, Mexico, Stars, Archive, Remediation, Convergence, Divergence, Amateur, Curation

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