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Social Text (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 devised...
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Social Text (2005) 23 (3-4 (84-85)): 35–56.
Published: 01 December 2005
... Lee, although biologically female, does not herself possess the feminine sparkle necessary for vaudeville stardom and is thus marginalized as if she were a protogay boy: “A rebus of a sissy.”5 Miller astutely reads Louise as a boy castrated by her mother, like...
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Social Text (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 (2004) 22 (4 (81)): 91–112.
Published: 01 December 2004
.... Bandiri 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...
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Social Text (2005) 23 (1 (82)): 43–63.
Published: 01 March 2005
... a lid on any dreams of stardom. Though one could of course pick up this historical thread earlier, I begin with the invention of the transistor radio and its widespread popu- larization in Jamaica during the 1950s.19 By the late...
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Social Text (2010) 28 (1 (102)): 87–105.
Published: 01 March 2010
..., almost any beast’s or bird’s 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...
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Social Text (2012) 30 (4 (113)): 1–24.
Published: 01 December 2012
...) performance in the 1950s, see Susan Murray, Hitch Your Antenna to the Stars: Early Television and Broadcast Stardom (New York: Routledge, 2005). Social Text 113 • Winter 2012 2 3 30. Bill Ladd, “Is Duke a Musician...
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Social Text (2005) 23 (3-4 (84-85)): 193–217.
Published: 01 December 2005
... 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 Tongson ST84-85-12_Tongson.indd 200 10/19/05...
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Social Text (2016) 34 (2 (127)): 45–70.
Published: 01 June 2016
... of starring actors continue 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...
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Social Text (2015) 33 (1 (122)): 27–48.
Published: 01 March 2015
... in Vietnam presumably signaled the closing of the American frontier, 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...
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Social Text (2023) 41 (2 (155)): 45–73.
Published: 01 June 2023
... time, energy, passion, and skill so that a small handful can be elevated to stardom, reflects a broader tendency in financialized society writ large. 73 It refracts the cultural politics of financialization in which all subjects are exhorted to invest in themselves and leverage their skills, talents...
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Social Text (2015) 33 (3 (124)): 75–113.
Published: 01 September 2015
... other than Nico- las Roeg, who directed Performance. US journalists repeatedly cite the Jagger – Alice Cooper – Bowie family tree in their narratives of Bowie’s rise to stardom — Alice Cooper having concocted an androgynous theatri- cal...