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Book review: presumed intimacy: para-social relationships in media, society and celebrity culture by Chris Rojek

Kay, Boyce (2016) Book review: presumed intimacy: para-social relationships in media, society and celebrity culture by Chris Rojek. LSE Review of Books (27 Apr 2016). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

What kind of relationships are fostered by contemporary network society and celebrity culture? In Presumed Intimacy: Para-Social Relationships in Media, Society and Celebrity Culture, Chris Rojek explores how we form relationships with mediated others founded on the assumption of personal disclosure, ranging from online friends to celebrities, and how these can be co-opted by power structures for deeply dubious but ruthlessly effective ends. This theoretically expansive book is an indispensable addition to our understandings of contemporary media, culture, politics and society, writes Jilly Boyce Kay.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/
Additional Information: © 2016 The Author; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Sets: Collections > LSE Review of Books
Date Deposited: 09 May 2016 09:02
Last Modified: 19 Apr 2019 23:15
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/66387

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