Transnational Celebrity Activism in Global Politics

Transnational Celebrity Activism in Global Politics

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In recent years, celebrities from George Clooney to Bono to Angelina Jolie have attempted to play an increasingly important role in global politics. Celebrity activism is an ever-growing, internationally visible phenomenona€”yet the impact of these high-profile humanitarians on public awareness, government support, and mobilization of resources remains under-researched. Bringing together a diverse group of contributors from media studies and public diplomacy, Transnational Celebrity Activism in Global Politics aims to fill that void with a new interdisciplinary framework for the analysis of celebrity activism in international relations.... often protagonists in politics and vice versa (Ronald Reagan, Arnold Schwarzenegger in the United States, Melina Mercouri in Greece), ... Deliberation in finding a solution to a problem, and its implementation, takes place according to the media personaa#39;s values, norms ... They are not any more enthusiastic amateurs (Cooper 2007), like in the past a€“ like Jane Fonda, Victor Jara, Vanessa Redgrave etc.

Title:Transnational Celebrity Activism in Global Politics
Author:Liza Tsaliki, Christos A. Frangonikolopoulos, Asteris Huliaras
Publisher:Intellect Books - 2011


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