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Public Culture (1 January 2015) 27 (1 (75)): 85–108.
Published: 01 January 2015
...Karen Tongson This essay explores the disputed origins of the first karaoke machine and explains how karaoke eventually evolved into a term of judgment in star- making media such as reality vocal competition shows. What Tongson calls the double- edged “karaoke standard” — whether a competitor’s...
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Public Culture (1 January 2015) 27 (1 (75)): 161–183.
Published: 01 January 2015
... the Syrian uprising since March 2011, a politics of celebrity is explored that pits the body of the star against the body of the sovereign, at the nexus of revolution, transnationalism, and circulation across media. 2015 Arab uprisings body celebrity spectacle Syria media This essay...
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Public Culture (1 January 2016) 28 (1 (78)): 113–138.
Published: 01 January 2016
... the Cold War. With international terrorism replacing the Soviet menace, his star has recently been revived. This essay explores the reasons for Niebuhr’s revival. 2016 Cold War foreign policy Reinhold Niebuhr religion A curious feature of the present political moment in the United...
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Public Culture (1 January 1993) 6 (1): 195–198.
Published: 01 January 1993
... that links their respective eyes, the mutual seeing which is at the heart of believing. Thus stars must be seen, and seeing them is mutually empowering to star and audience alike, for in this seeing is the blessing (and thus the prosperity) that the star...
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Public Culture (1 September 1993) 5 (3): 431–449.
Published: 01 September 1993
... Time in the Festivals of the French Revolution.” Comparative Studies in Society and History 17 : 372 -84. Scholem , Gershom . 1971 . “The Star of David: History of a Symbol.” Pages 257 -81 in The Messianic Idea in Judaism. New York: Schocken. Shamgar-Handelman , Lea , and Don...
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Public Culture (1 September 1997) 9 (3): 315–328.
Published: 01 September 1997
... Fig. 9. Mickey Mouse Speaks UP for Wei Jing Shan Fig. 10. Contraband Fig. I I. A Question of Identity Fig. 12. Behind the Scenes Fig. 13. Play it Again, Hong Kong Fig. 14. Faces in the Crowd Fig. IS. Red Stars and Black Holes ...
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Public Culture (1 May 2000) 12 (2): 499.
Published: 01 May 2000
... consumer: the star-spangled woman pictured is not actually waiting for Fidel, but for a dollar- rich foreign...
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Public Culture (1 May 1992) 4 (2): 157–161.
Published: 01 May 1992
... puBLK: @JL?uR€ surfaces thus reaching across a lager [sic] area. David Manion, Vice President of dishibu- tion at Hutch Vision, the lessor of the Asiasat transponders, says 250,000 Indian homes will view the satellite’s programs, called STAR TV, by the end of 1991. STAR is an acronym for...
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Public Culture (1 September 1993) 5 (3): 629–638.
Published: 01 September 1993
... has been shown in countries like Indonesia, Thailand, Surinam, and Guyana, dubbed in the native languages. It has been shown in the major cities of the US, Canada, and England over the cable network. Star TV’s Hindi Channel, Zee TV...
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Public Culture (1 May 2006) 18 (2): 265–269.
Published: 01 May 2006
...) negotiations, among unknown parties with undisclosed private agen- das, ended up being trumpeted as a “national agreement.” The announcement was made by an assorted collection of three hundred celebrities — football players, movie stars, pop singers, writers, Catholic bishops — who were led by the rich...
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Public Culture (1 January 2015) 27 (1 (75)): 1–5.
Published: 01 January 2015
.... When pop music celebrities like Bono practice international politics and politicians like Brazil’s Lula become international stars, when Lady Gaga can exhort her millions of Facebook fans to protest government policies such as “Don’t ask, don’t tell,” when in the week following Michael Jackson’s death...
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Public Culture (1 January 1995) 8 (1): 101–126.
Published: 01 January 1995
...: 1956. The air-conditioned darkness of the Avenue Theatre smells of flowery pomade, sugary chocolates, cigarette smoke and sweat. “All That Heaven Allows” is playing in Cinemascope and Technicolor. Starring Jane Wyman as the rich widow, Rock Hudson as the handsome young gardener, and...
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Public Culture (1 January 2015) 27 (1 (75)): 21–52.
Published: 01 January 2015
..., celebrity changes too. Yet many such claims for innovation wither under historical scrutiny. Film stardom only looks like a new invention if one studies it in isolation from the theatrical “star system” on which it capitalized. 1 Think that Hollywood gossip columnists and television talk show hosts...
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Public Culture (1 January 1988) 1 (1): 31–37.
Published: 01 January 1988
... jGjjii band player via Nashville recordings, vocals from Senegalese Youssou N'dour on break from recording projects with British pop star Peter Gabriel, and everything else from Synclavier samplers and drum machines to the Everly Brothers and Linda Rondstadt - all over the voices and instruments...
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Public Culture (1 May 1991) 3 (2): 155–158.
Published: 01 May 1991
... of elaboration, deco- rating the flag and a host of associated symbols with ribbons, stars and hearts (which never appear in presidential lapels), re-creating it in cakes and bouquets, in “living flags” and on clothing, in red-white-and-blue arrange- ments laced with poignant personal...
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Public Culture (1 May 2011) 23 (2): 349–376.
Published: 01 May 2011
... of Harischandra, one of Gandhi’s role models (Gandhi 1982 [1927]: 23). Perhaps the reason is, in part, that in Gandhi’s lifetime the only film star he was said to resemble was Mickey Mouse, according to his close friend Sarojini Naidu. Gan- 1. Statement of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi...
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Public Culture (1 January 2006) 18 (1): 247–248.
Published: 01 January 2006
.... Stam, Robert, and Alessandra Raengo. 2005. Literature and Film: A Guide to the Theory and Practice of Film Adaptation. Malden, Mass.: Blackwell. Stannard-Friel, Don. 2005. City Baby and Star: Addiction, Transcendence, and the...
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Public Culture (1 May 1990) 2 (2): i–iii.
Published: 01 May 1990
... be cloned and at- tached to other social and cultural bodies, drawing on quite different narra- tives of gender, power and conflict. The Indian epic tradition, even in its popular forms, has little to do with American and European preoccupations with Evil Empires, Super Athletes, Star Wars...
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Public Culture (1 January 2015) 27 (1 (75)): 109–135.
Published: 01 January 2015
... discussion of television celebrity centered on whether high-profile television performers could be considered “stars.” In earlier decades, some scholars argued that the term star was reserved for film performers whose personae maintained an aura based on uniqueness and distance. Television performers, with...
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Public Culture (1 January 2015) 27 (1 (75)): 137–160.
Published: 01 January 2015
... site’s top users are a who’s who of pop stars and television celebrities. It is used by 11 percent of American teenagers, was parodied by the popular site CollegeHumor, and is regularly name-checked in hip-hop songs ( Madden et al. 2013 ). With Instagram’s user base of 150 million people comes the...