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Social Text (1 September 2017) 35 (3 (132)): 41–70.
Published: 01 September 2017
.... This article argues that the multiplex economy made multiple tiers of stardom possible so as to shift Hindi cinema away from the high-risk industry that revolved around major stars featuring in action melodramas. The animated visuality—a result of cinematographic and editorial intensifications—was then...
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Social Text (1 December 2005) 23 (3-4 (84-85)): 35–56.
Published: 01 December 2005
... their privileging of female stars, marginalize the boy who longs to become that female star. Louise, the young Gypsy Rose Lee, although biologically female, does not herself possess the feminine sparkle necessary for vaudeville stardom and is thus marginalized as if she...
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Social Text (1 December 2014) 32 (4 (121)): 87–104.
Published: 01 December 2014
... these stars as black affects and in a way constitutes their stardom. If, as Michael Warner notes, “we have a different relation to ourselves, a differ- ent affect”36 as subjects of publicity, I think this affect is not derived only from the negation of one’s particularity at the moment of ascension...
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Social Text (1 December 2004) 22 (4 (81)): 91–112.
Published: 01 December 2004
... taps into these emotions, creating an intertextual play with romance and devotion; charisma and stardom; traditional culture and modernity. It is a form of mimicking whereby the “copy” draws from the power and symbolic richness of the original but only at the cost of raising questions of...
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Social Text (1 March 2005) 23 (1 (82)): 43–63.
Published: 01 March 2005
... talent and labor, that the diffi culty kicked in, and, as the fi lm also shows, it was during this stage that socioeconomic realities generally put a lid on any dreams of stardom. Though one could of course pick up this historical...
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Social Text (1 March 2010) 28 (1 (102)): 87–105.
Published: 01 March 2010
... voice is excellent for the good repetition on the phonograph.”30 Indeed, such assumptions helped to propel the first major black recording artist, George Washing- ton Johnson, to stardom in the 1890s on the basis of his performances on...
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Social Text (1 December 2012) 30 (4 (113)): 1–24.
Published: 01 December 2012
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Social Text (1 March 2015) 33 (1 (122)): 27–48.
Published: 01 March 2015
..., Eastwood maintained his stardom as Harry Callahan in the Dirty Harry flm series. These police-­centered dramas can be understood as westerns set in an industrialized landscape, and the “urban vigilante” hero as the “heir” of the gunfghter and the Indian...
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Social Text (1 September 2015) 33 (3 (124)): 75–113.
Published: 01 September 2015
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Social Text (1 June 2016) 34 (2 (127)): 45–70.
Published: 01 June 2016
... to assure the conventional functions of stardom (most notably sexuality) but in the utter absence of ‘personality’ in the older sense, and with something of the anonymity of character acting.” 46 Though compared with Fassbender (whom Ridley Scott consistently cast as an android in Prometheus...
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Social Text (1 December 2005) 23 (3-4 (84-85)): 193–217.
Published: 01 December 2005
...-king of comedy, Murray Hill, himself named after a little nowhere spot in Manhattan. It becomes apparent that JJ has already made it there and that we, luckily enough, are about to retrace his road to stardom. 200 Karen...