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Celetoid Celetoid Presentation Transcript

  • “ Celebrity” in the 21 st century
    • AIMS:
    • To define what celebrity means in our culture
    • To explore wider issues & debates surrounding today’s Cult of The Celebrity
  • Different types of celebrities
    • Stars
    • Arguably “genuine” celebrities, recognized for their “talent.” Examples…………?
    • Hypertrophic celebrities
    • “ Manufactured” celebrities, such as talent competition winners. Examples………….?
    • Celetoids
    • Ordinary people elevated to fame/notoriety by the media. Examples…………………..?
  • Chris Rojek (2001)
    • Defines celebrity status in 3 ways:
    • Ascribed Celebrity
    • Achieved Celebrity
    • Attributed Celebrity
    • Discuss and make notes with the person next to you what you think he means by each of these categories and give an example for each one.
  • Quote on modern day celebrities
    • “ The celebrity is a person who is known for their well-knownness.”
    • Daniel Boorstin
    • See handout on Jade Goody as a celetoid, answer the question at the bottom.
  • Case Study: Jade Goody – the construction of a modern day celetoid!
    • Read the article: Jade Goody a life in 10 headlines.
    • Read the article: From mouthy monster to media phenomenon.
    • In small groups, you will need use the internet to research either images or online newspaper articles on these 5 different representations of Jade’s life in the public gaze:
    • 1. Her representation as a loudmouth on Big Brother and as an early hate figure.
    • 2. Her early fame as “someone who is famous.”
    • 3.Jade as a businesswoman – using her celebrity status.
    • 4. The “evil” Jade – The Celebrity Big Brother Race Row.
    • 5. The victim – Jade’s cancer & final days.
  • Homework
    • Complete mini research task on Jade Goody – be prepared to feedback next lesson.