Puppets of necessity? Celebritisation in structured reality television

  title={Puppets of necessity? Celebritisation in structured reality television},
  author={Alex Thompson and Lindsay Stringfellow and Mairi Maclean and Andrew C. MacLaren and Kevin O'Gorman},
  journal={Journal of Marketing Management},
  pages={478 - 501}
Abstract This conceptual paper uses field theory and a production of culture perspective to explore the celebritisation process in structured reality television. This relatively new genre, typified by The Only Way Is Essex, blends fiction with fact and constitutes a new, playful and interactive iteration of the broader category of reality television. We identify three culturally productive models that create new celebrity discourses and establish a theoretical underpinning for the role of… Expand
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