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Indigenous Celebrity : Entanglements with Fame


Indigenous Celebrity speaks to the possibilities, challenges, and consequences of popular forms of recognition, critically recasting the lens through which we understand Indigenous people’s entanglements with celebrity. It presents a wide range of essays that explore the theoretical, material, social, cultural, and political impacts of celebrity on and for Indigenous people. It questions and critiques the whitestream concept of celebrity and the very juxtaposition of “Indigenous” and “celebrity” and casts a critical lens on celebrity culture’s impact on Indigenous people. Indigenous people who willingly engage with celebrity culture, or are drawn up into it, enter into a complex terrain of social relations informed by layered dimensions of colonialism, racism, sexism, homophobia/transphobia, and classism. Yet this reductive framing of celebrity does not account for the ways that Indigenous people’s own worldviews inform Indigenous engagement with celebrity culture––or rather, popular social and cultural forms of recognition. Indigenous Celebrity reorients conversations on Indigenous celebrity towards understanding how Indigenous people draw from nation-specific processes of respect and recognition while at the same time navigating external assumptions and expectations. This collection examines the relationship of Indigenous people to the concept of celebrity in past, present, and ongoing contexts, identifying commonalities, tensions, and possibilities.
popular culture social science indigenous peoples and mass media celebrities media studies fame celebrities in mass media


Jennifer Adese, Robert Alexander Innes

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Includes bibliographical references and index
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Dewey Decimal Classification Number
305.897/071 305.5/208997071
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23 23
Canadian Electronic Library (Firm),
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Issued as part of the desLibris books collection
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0887559220 9780887559228
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C25 2021eb
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1 electronic text (302 pages)
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Ottawa, Ontario
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Access restricted to authorized users and institutions
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(CaBNVSL)kck00241836 (OCoLC)1243554877 (CaOOCEL)480962
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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