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Celetoid

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

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