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Title In the limelight and under the microscope : forms and functions of female celebrity / edited by Su Holmes and Diane Negra.
Imprint London : Continuum International Pub., 2011.

Subject Fame -- Social aspects.
Celebrities in mass media.
Women in mass media.
Celebrities -- Political activity.
Women in popular culture.
Alt Name Negra, Diane, 1966-
Holmes, Su.
Description 1 online resource (659 pages)
Note 14: We Love This Trainwreck!
Summary A timely collection exploring the politics of female celebrity across a range of contemporary, historical, media and national contexts.
Contents "Mrs. Langtry seems to be on the way to a fortune" : the Jersey lily and models of late nineteenth-century fame / Catherine Hindson -- Helen Keller, Hollywood and political celebrity / Abigail Salerno -- Bloody blondes and bobbed-haired bandits : the execution of justice and the construction of the celebrity criminal in the 1920s popular press / April Miller -- Rocket scientist! : the posthumous celebrity of Hedy Lamarr / Ruth Barton -- Grotesquerie as marker of success in aging female stars / Anne Morey -- "I'm like a kaleidoscope" : Mia Farrow and the shifting prismatics of modern femininity in the 1960s / Leslie H. Abramson -- Girls imagining careers in the limelight : social class, gender and fantasies of "success" / Kim Allen -- Cool postfeminism : the stardom of Sofia Coppola / Caitlin Yunuen Lewis -- The insanity plea : female celebrities, reality media and the psychopathology of British pop-feminism / Emma Bell -- The horror of something to see : celebrity "vaginas" as prostheses / Margaret Schwartz -- Strengthening as they undermine : Rachel Maddow and Suze Orman's homonormative lesbian identities / Joselyn Leimbach -- Living The hills life : Lauren Conrad as reality star, soap opera heroine, and brand / Alice Leppert and Julie Wilson -- Immigration, authorship, censorship, and terrorism : the politics of M.I.A.'s US crossover / Candice Haddad -- We love this trainwreck! : sacrificing Britney to save America / Anna Watkins Fisher.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781441176929 (electronic bk.)
1441176926 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 781614770
Additional Format Print version: Negra, Diane. In the Limelight and Under the Microscope : Forms and Functions of Female Celebrity. London : Continuum International Publishing, ©2011 9780826438553

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