Puppets of necessity? Celebritisation in structured reality television

@article{Thompson2015PuppetsON,
  title={Puppets of necessity? Celebritisation in structured reality television},
  author={A. Thompson and L. Stringfellow and M. Maclean and Andrew Maclaren and K. O'Gorman},
  journal={Journal of Marketing Management},
  year={2015},
  volume={31},
  pages={478 - 501}
}
  • A. Thompson, L. Stringfellow, +2 authors K. O'Gorman
  • Published 2015
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Marketing Management
  • 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… CONTINUE READING
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