Andrea McDonnell's Reading Celebrity Gossip Magazines PDF

By Andrea McDonnell

ISBN-10: 0745682189

ISBN-13: 9780745682181

ISBN-10: 0745682197

ISBN-13: 9780745682198

american citizens are passionate about celebrities. whereas our fascination with reputation intensified through the 20th century, the increase of the weekly gossip journal within the early 2000s proven and fueled our renowned culture’s superstar mania. After a decade of diets and dates, breakups and child bumps, famous person gossip magazines proceed to promote thousands of matters every one week. Why are readers, specially younger women, so interested in those magazines? What pleasures do they provide us? And why can we learn them, even if we disagree with the pictures of femininity that they splash throughout their hot-pink covers?

Andrea McDonnell solutions those questions with the aid of interviews from editors and readers, and her personal textual and visible research. McDonnell’s standpoint is multifaceted; she examines the infamous narratives of megastar gossip magazines in addition to the genre’s center gains, comparable to the "Just Like Us" photograph montage and the "Who Wore It Best?" ballot. McDonnell exhibits that, regardless of their trivial recognition, superstar gossip magazines function an incredible website of engagement for his or her readers, who use those texts to generate dialog, deal with relationships, and think about their very own principles and values.

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