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In Manufacturing Celebrity Vanessa Díaz traces the complex power dynamics of the reporting and paparazzi work that fuel contemporary Hollywood and American celebrity culture. Drawing on ethnographic fieldwork, her experience reporting for People magazine, and dozens of interviews with photographers, journalists, publicists, magazine editors, and celebrities, Díaz examines the racialized and gendered labor involved in manufacturing and selling relatable celebrity personas. Celebrity reporters, most of whom are white women, are expected to leverage their sexuality to generate coverage, which makes them vulnerable to sexual exploitation and assault. Meanwhile, the predominantly male Latino paparazzi can face life-threatening situations and endure vilification that echoes anti-immigrant rhetoric. In pointing out the precarity of those who hustle to make a living by generating the bulk of celebrity media, Díaz highlights the profound inequities of the systems that provide consumers with 24/7 coverage of their favorite stars.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. List of Illustrations
  2. pp. ix-xii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xiii-xvi
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  1. Introduction. The Precarious Work of Celebrity Media Production
  2. pp. 1-30
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  1. I: Pappin' Ain't Easy
  1. 1. Shooteando: The Real Paparazzi of Los Angeles
  2. pp. 33-75
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  1. 2. Latinos Selling Celebrity: Economiesand Ethics of Paparazzi Work
  2. pp. 76-94
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  1. 3. To Live and Die in L.A.: Life, Death,and Labor in the Hollywood-Industrial Complex
  2. pp. 95-122
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  1. II: Reporting on the Stars
  1. 4. Red Carpet Rituals: Positionality and Power in a Surveilled Space
  2. pp. 125-149
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  1. 5. Where Reporting Happens: Precarious Spaces and the Exploitation of Women Reporters
  2. pp. 150-178
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  1. III: Crafting the Media and the Sociocultural Consequences
  1. 6. Body Teams, Baby Bumps, Beauty Standards
  2. pp. 181-217
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  1. 7. "Brad and Angelina: And Now . . .Brangelina!": The Cultural Economy of (White)Heterosexual Love
  2. pp. 218-242
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  1. Conclusion. Reconsidering News and Gossipin the Trump Era
  2. pp. 243-250
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  1. Appendix. Interview Sources
  2. pp. 251-254
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 255-270
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 271-300
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 301-312
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781478008880
Related ISBN
9781478008545
MARC Record
OCLC
1141038402
Launched on MUSE
2020-07-30
Language
English
Open Access
No
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