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Revisiting star studies: cultures, themes and methods

Revisiting star studies: cultures, themes and methods

Austin, Guy, editor; Yu, Sabrina Qiong, editor

From Hollywood to Bollywood, from China to Italy, and from Poland to Mexico, this collection revisits the definitions and origins of star studies, and points the way forward to new ways of approaching the field. Is classical Hollywood stardom the last word on film stars? How do film stars function in non-Hollywood contexts, such as Bollywood, East Asia and Latin America, and what new developments has screen stardom undergone in recent years, both in Hollywood and elsewhere? Gathering together the most important new research on star studies, with case studies of stars from many different cultures, this diverse and dynamic collection looks at film stardom from new angles, challenging the received wisdom on the subject and raising important questions about image, performance, bodies, voices and fans in cultures across the globe. From Hollywood to Bollywood, from China to Italy, and from Poland to Mexico, this collection revisits the definitions and origins of star studies, and points the way forward to new ways of approaching the field

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Published Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, [2017]
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Statement of responsibility: edited by Sabrina Qiong Yu and Guy Austin
ISBN: 1474404324, 9781474404327
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: x, 310 pages : illustrations (black and white)
Subject: Motion picture actors and actresses.; Film history, theory & criticism; Fame.; Individual actors & performers; Performing Arts.; Film: styles & genres; Motion picture industry.; Films, cinema
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. Askews and Holts. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Other formats: Also available in printed form ISBN 9781474404310

Contents

  1. IntroductionPerforming Stardom: Star Studies in Transformation and Expansion--Sabrina Qiong Yu
  2. Part 1: Star PerformanceRevisiting Performance: Nicole Kidman's Enactment of Stardom - Pam Cook Film Stars in the Perspective of Performance Studies: Play, Liminality, and Alteration in Chinese Cinema - Yingjin Zhang
  3. Part 2: Star Voices'Speaking in a Forked Tongue': Anna May Wong's Linguistic Cosmopolitanism - Yiman Wang Song Taxonomies: Indian Popular Cinema's Territories of Stardom - Kiranmayi Indraganti
  4. Part 3: Stars and Ethnicity
  5. Whitewashing the Dreamgirls: Beyoncé, Diana Ross, and the Commodification of Blackness- Jaap KooijmanDarsheel Safary: Globalization, Liberalisation and the Changing Face of the Bollywood Child Star - Michael Lawrence
  6. Part 4: Stars and Ageing'When Barbara strips off her petticoats and straps on her guns': Barbara Stanwyck, Maturity, and Stardom in the 1950s and 1960s - Linda BerkvensConfronting the impossibility of impossible bodies: Tom Cruise and the ageing male action hero movie - Lisa Purse
  7. Part 5: Stars and AudiencesHeroines at the Outskirts of Culture: De-Romanticising Hollywood Queens - Ania Malinowska YouTube as Archive: Fans, Gender and Mexican Film Stars Online - Niamh Thornton
  8. Part 6: Aberrant Stardom In your face: Montgomery Clift comes out as crip in The Young Lions - Elisabetta Girelli La Diva Bruciata Viva: Le Streghe (The Witches) and the paradoxical stardom of Silvana Mangano - Leon Hunt
  9. Part 7: At the margins of film stardom'I want James Deen to Deen Me with his Deen': The multi-layered stardom of James Deen - Sarah Harman & Clarissa Smith Celebrity Creatures: The 'Starification' of the Cinematic Animal - Stella Hockenhull