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The celebritization of society and culture: understanding the structural dynamics of celebrity culture

Olivier Driessens UGent (2013) INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CULTURAL STUDIES. 16(6). p.641-657
abstract
In recent debates about the ever-growing prominence of celebrity in society and culture, a number of scholars have started to use the often intermingled terms celebrification and celebritization. This article contributes to these debates first by distinguishing and clearly defining both terms and especially by presenting a multidimensional conceptual model of celebritization to remedy the current one-sided approaches that obscure its theoretical and empirical complexity. Here celebrification captures the transformation of ordinary people and public figures into celebrities, whereas celebritization is conceptualized as a meta-process that grasps the changing nature, as well as the societal and cultural embedding of celebrity, which can be observed through its democratization, diversification and migration. It is argued that these manifestations of celebritization are driven by three separate but interacting moulding forces: mediatization, personalization and commodification.
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published
subject
keyword
neoliberalism, personalization, mediatization, commodification, MEDIATIZATION, PERSONALIZATION, MEDIA, celebrification, celebritization, celebrity, diversification, democratization, migration
journal title
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CULTURAL STUDIES
Int. J. Cult. Stud.
volume
16
issue
6
pages
641 - 657
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000325475500007
JCR category
CULTURAL STUDIES
JCR impact factor
0.429 (2013)
JCR rank
10/38 (2013)
JCR quartile
2 (2013)
ISSN
1367-8779
DOI
10.1177/1367877912459140
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
A1
copyright statement
I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
id
2911225
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-2911225
date created
2012-06-18 22:21:41
date last changed
2015-06-17 10:08:39
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  abstract     = {In recent debates about the ever-growing prominence of celebrity in society and culture, a number of scholars have started to use the often intermingled terms celebrification and celebritization. This article contributes to these debates first by distinguishing and clearly defining both terms and especially by presenting a multidimensional conceptual model of celebritization to remedy the current one-sided approaches that obscure its theoretical and empirical complexity. Here celebrification captures the transformation of ordinary people and public figures into celebrities, whereas celebritization is conceptualized as a meta-process that grasps the changing nature, as well as the societal and cultural embedding of celebrity, which can be observed through its democratization, diversification and migration. It is argued that these manifestations of celebritization are driven by three separate but interacting moulding forces: mediatization, personalization and commodification.},
  author       = {Driessens, Olivier},
  issn         = {1367-8779},
  journal      = {INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CULTURAL STUDIES},
  keyword      = {neoliberalism,personalization,mediatization,commodification,MEDIATIZATION,PERSONALIZATION,MEDIA,celebrification,celebritization,celebrity,diversification,democratization,migration},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {6},
  pages        = {641--657},
  title        = {The celebritization of society and culture: understanding the structural dynamics of celebrity culture},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1367877912459140},
  volume       = {16},
  year         = {2013},
}

Chicago
Driessens, Olivier. 2013. “The Celebritization of Society and Culture: Understanding the Structural Dynamics of Celebrity Culture.” International Journal of Cultural Studies 16 (6): 641–657.
APA
Driessens, O. (2013). The celebritization of society and culture: understanding the structural dynamics of celebrity culture. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CULTURAL STUDIES, 16(6), 641–657.
Vancouver
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Driessens O. The celebritization of society and culture: understanding the structural dynamics of celebrity culture. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CULTURAL STUDIES. 2013;16(6):641–57.
MLA
Driessens, Olivier. “The Celebritization of Society and Culture: Understanding the Structural Dynamics of Celebrity Culture.” INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CULTURAL STUDIES 16.6 (2013): 641–657. Print.