Madonna as a symbol of reflexive modernisation

@article{Berg2013MadonnaAA,
  title={Madonna as a symbol of reflexive modernisation},
  author={Marguerite van den Berg and Claartje L Ter Hoeven},
  journal={Celebrity Studies},
  year={2013},
  volume={4},
  pages={144 - 154}
}
The communication of social and cultural tensions embodied in the symbol Madonna explain the unparalleled public and scientific fascination for this cultural phenomenon. These tensions can be seen as communications of reflexive modernisation, in which modernisation has produced its own counterforce. We propose to understand ‘celebrity’ as a position from which a symbol can communicate such social tensions. That is to say that celebrity is a space in which the production of certain frames takes… Expand

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