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Being a celebrity in times of its democratisation: a case study from the Flemish region

Driessens, Olivier (2013) Being a celebrity in times of its democratisation: a case study from the Flemish region. Celebrity Studies, 4 (2). pp. 249-253. ISSN 1939-2397

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Identification Number: 10.1080/19392397.2013.791050

Abstract

This report analyses the labelling of domestic celebrities in Flanders (Belgium) as BVs or Bekende Vlamingen, its definition and evolution. Through interviews with Flemish celebrities, it is observed that there is a tension around this label: on the one hand, it has a negative connotation, especially since more people became famous through reality TV; on the other, most interviewed celebrities acknowledge that objectively speaking, they are a BV. This self-definition as BV is made with reference to three criteria: personal characteristics (achievements), the public (degree of recognisability) and the media.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/rcel20
Additional Information: © 2013 Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group
Divisions: Media and Communications
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1990 Broadcasting
Sets: Departments > Media and Communications
Date Deposited: 19 Feb 2014 11:52
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2019 19:20
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/55745

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